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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.
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.
The indie credentials are written all over this from the very start. A top notch cast leaving the blockbusters behind to star in an emotional roller-coaster of a film with charm and melancholy writ large in bold letters, this a little gem of a film. From the suicidal Steve Carell to Paul Dano's Nietzsche obsessed angry teenager, it's clear this is going to be a little bit different.
Alan Arkin is one of those actors who has gotten better the older he's got. Maybe it's the better roles or the superior writing that suits his personality and delivery, who knows, I just know he's become a much more interesting proposition in the last decade or so. He picked up an…
Jam-packed with laughs and memorable moments from start to finish.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Some producer must've said, "Get me a child beauty contest pic!" and Alan Arkin may well have said, "I don't wanna be a drunk grandfather, I wanna be a stoner grandfather!"
Somehow "Little Miss Sunshine" must've charmed Hollywood into believing it was a Very Important Movie, when it's actually a thin, flawed family road trip comedy without much comedy.
If only the Academy could've predicted the future and waited to reward Arkin for his much more deserving role in "Argo."
The stoner grandfather gets little more than three scenes before he dies, and his death is passed off as some kind of laugh riot. It's that kind of a movie. As you may guess, I didn't like it much.
"Little Miss Sunshine" is a prime example on how to make a road trip comedy but also a family drama. It blends the two tones together perfectly and it really makes for a great watch. The cast all turn in some of their finest performances, the script is filled with great dialogue and the finale is just perfect.
Can't really think of anything in this film that isn't fantastic. Just sublime.
Fantastic film that would be a great family film if they took out all the F bombs and grandpa sex talk. Not that it needs to do that. Carrell filmed this pre breakout but it was released post break out. He is amazing, but really the charm is the entire ensemble.
I feel the insincerity of this film oozing through the screen when I watch it, but I love it anyway.
Everyone! just pretend to be normal...
This movie has been on my watchlist for years, but somehow it never truly interested me, apart from all the awarding praise shining down upon it. Somehow it just looked like one of those doubtful films about dysfunctional families, who tumbles around for the entire runtime, trying to appear comical in a confused kind of way. But before I begin to put this film in a good or poor light, how about we start examining the outer frame of this cracked family photo?
We follow the Hoover’s, who are a very dysfunctional family living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sheryl is the overworked mother of two children, the first being Dwayne, her unhappy fifteen-year old…
Adorable. I loved the characters, the soundtrack and the story.
Also loved that dance scene, hahahaha.
If you want an understated little number that will make you smile, cringe, laugh and cry, I recommend this.
Quirky, off-beat comedy-drama that has its moments (and many of them), but never really takes off as either a hilarious comedy or an effective drama. The acting is fantastic across the board, so much so that it's impossible to pick a highlight, and the writing is sharp, but the story never really involves the viewer and the characters aren't especially endearing. Still, this is a very well-made movie, with some hilarious moments and some touching ones, that isn't great but is still pretty good.
it always makes me happy.
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…