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Little Miss Sunshine
Everyone just pretend to be normal.
Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine” contest that their daughter has qualified for. An Academy Award winning comedy with memorable performances from its all actors.
You truly can't judge a book by its cover!
I passed this film up time and time again because I had absolutely no interest whatsoever in viewing a film about some beauty pageant for children! If it was the last dvd on the planet I would have still avoided it like the plague!
So my son came home for a visit and lo and behold he brought a movie for us all to watch! When he identified it as Little Miss Sunshine I grimaced on the inside and forced a smile on the outside and feigned interest!
So we sat down, popped it in the player and pretty soon I discovered it was not the horrible film I was expecting!…
A bittersweet ray of sunshine caught in a yellow van filled with actors who have rarely been better.
It also has one of the best dance routines ever put to film.
There's a lot more to say about this film, but in the end it will always boil down to this:
Watch it, embrace it, love it.
And that I did.
You know what? Fuck beauty contests.
The 2006 indie darling not only holds up 7 years later but is probably better then most comedies coming out today. It's a deceivingly colorful, lighthearted black comedy that takes an honest approach on how families that have already had "life experiences" deal with attempted suicide, drug use, depression and individual delusionment.
The cast couldn't have possibly been better across the board with Alan Arkin and Steve Carell possibly stealing the show. Arkin is able to give the loud attention stealing performance as the crazy yet brutally honest grand father while Carell gives a surprising great nuanced performance as a suicidal gay scholar.
At the center of it all of course you have 10 year old Abigail Breslin as Olive Hoover who is the personification of young innocence. The manner they take the piss out of beauty pageants at the end of this film is simply brilliant.
"You do what you love, and fuck the rest."
Little Miss Sunshine is a unique little indie film, which shines in its humour and emotional poignancy. An evidently smaller-budget film, with a top-notch cast - it is one of those films that never seems to get old despite the number of times you may watch it. It popped up in my free movie box, and I couldn't stop myself from pressing play.
A story of a dysfunctional family, stemming from the suicidal uncle, the grandpa who snorts heroin, to the mute, angry brother - the film brings you on a touching story, exploring the different relationships and experiences of each character. It not only addresses some discomforting messages, regarding beauty…
I do not condone of sexualizing little girls in beauty pageants or strip clubs.
A little girl stripping at a beauty pageant (as long as she keeps her clothes on) is just hilarious to me.
Jam-packed with laughs and memorable moments from start to finish.
this was so lovely it was such an uplifting movie but so sad and happy i loved it
ive been sleeping on this for 9 years after staring at the dvd cover everytime i would go into blockbuster after that long a period i finally gave it a go and it ....pulled me in and i hate it. i hate im a sucker for quirky sad happy indie movies with very good music and this got me it lived to hype the strongest point being a very sexy scene of steve carell and paul dano dancing to super freak
My favourite type of movies are intense one's and feel good one's and even though little miss sunshine has it's depressing moment's I count it as a feel good film, Paul Dano playing a good guy for once who you actually like in the end (unlike his roles in prisoners, there will be blood and 12 years a slave) Alan Arkin being cool and likeable as always and Steve carell in a much better role than he usually is despite foxcatcher and crazy stupid love that he was good in.
a mesmerizing satire road trip movie with a great cast and unexpectedly great acting from steve carell.
i probably watch this like every week
Little Miss Sunshine is a really funny film. It has an interesting concept and a nice cast.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…