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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.
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…
Gets better each time.
'Little Miss Sunshine' is the perfect blend of drama, comedy, darkness, and very Wes Anderson-like characters. I really don't know how to describe this movie other than that it has a little bit of every genre. Really, the prevailing genre is dark comedy and straight up depression and sadness so if you aren't into things like that, this movie definitely isn't for you. If you like or at least tolerate those genres, this movie offers that and even more! This movie features a fairly star-studded cast featuring Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell, Alan Arkin, a young Abigail Breslin, and even cameos from "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and
Dean Norris before that show even came out! This movie really is quite…
This film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture and it didn't deserve that nomination. This is a good film, but after viewing it after years of letting it sit in my mind, I don't like it as much as I first thought that I did. Nothing about this film stands out as being what people call an important film. It has some very funny moments in it and has some great from everybody involved, but that doesn't make it a great film like it wants to be. Alan deserves his Oscar statue for sure but did it really deserve to win an Oscar for best original screenplay over Pan's Labyrinth. I don't think it did.
Si con esta película no te dan ganas de ser un super freak, nada lo hará.
A great cast and a surprisingly good child actor elevate this movie above what it should have been considering the premise. Good writing and some inspired cinematography make it even better.
Ah and I loved the music.
"Like it or not, we're still your family, for better or worse."
This little film about a dysfunctional family on their way to a children's beauty pageant has more heart than probably anything else I've ever watched.
This warms up my heart!
one of the best movies ever made.
Perfect film to watch during family movie nights. The story revolves around a family and how they overcome their own problems with the help of each other.
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- Les Vampires
- The Racket
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