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.
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.
"Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School then college then work. Fuck that … Do what you love and fuck the rest.
Little Miss Sunshine is one of those films you never get tired of watching, you get excited when it's on TV and even re-watching you manage to laugh your ass off even if you seen it before, or even 10 times, yes that would this girl, right here. It's just one of those films that brings you joy. The cast was incredible, funny, witty, smart, dark and everything in between.
The film brings us both comedy and a darker side, which makes the film so real, and very loving. With such an indie…
Alan Motherfucking Arkin.
That is all.
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.
The first movie with Steve Carell that I've actually enjoyed!
This film has some really nice, gentle character arcs and beautifully understated comedy. Some of the comedic episodes are snatched straight from dinner party anecdotes in real life. "I love the one where your van's horn gets stuck, and the police pull you over and find all your porn! Tell it again." I nearly shot water out of my nose watching that scene.
The story and characters are obviously based on The Grapes of Wrath, and I suspect that the healthy modern dose of hope at the end of the journey was not the writer's original intention. I was enjoying the show too much to fully grasp the meaning of…
A father whose every sentence consists of the words winners and losers and gives motivational speech to just a class of seven.
A mother who thinks it is right for her seven yer old to know her uncle's disturbing story.
A brother who has taken a vow of silence because of his realization of Friedrich Nietzsche.
An uncle who attempted suicide because his lover's lover was given an award.
A Grandpa who snorts heroin, teaches his grand daughter nasty moves, tells his grand son to fuck a lot of women, but has the heart of gold to support his son when he loses (Alan Arkin is awesome is this).
A daughter who looks nerdy but believes she is a beauty…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Made me cry a couple of times. This movie is phenomenal, s'all.
A perfect indie comedy.
As much as I usually loathe films about the dysfunctional family or the dysfunctional road trip, "Little Miss Sunshine" gets it right. The performances are solid and each and every character is believable, and serve as perfect foils for the situations they find themselves in. Had the characters been poorly established or cookie-cutter, it would've been very difficult for me to enjoy this film as much as I did. But they aren't. And you feel for them. When they're happy, you're happy. When they're upset, you're upset. It's a wonderfully crafted indie, and I'm glad I went along for the ride.
You can learn from it while having some fun. Not a bad movie.
this one is a fun indie comedy. it isn't the funniest movie in the world but still very sincere and compelling. the film exceeds in writing. the characters are very well written and established very well. I felt like I was apart of this backwards family, I soared when they soared and I sunk when they sunk. very good independent film acted very well by steve carell and paul dano and not to mention alan arkin. highly recommend to any fan of cinema.
Τι γλυκιά ταινία, με καταπληκτικό cast. Must see.
This movie is funny also feels.
I'm so late to seeing this, but honestly, I really can't even put into words how happy this movie made me. Some of the most real characters I've seen in such a long time. Instant favorite.