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Little Miss Sunshine
A family on the verge of a breakdown
A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
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…
Scavenger Hunt 15 – June 2016
Task # 18: A film featuring a dysfunctional family
This movie has me lost for words no doubt because this is what I consider is the best comedy I had ever seen and impossible for this film to do any wrong. This such a heart melting movie from begin to end where the meaning of a family dysfunction has a new label with the Hoover family. Now preferable I usually enjoy dark comedies( which is a very limited genre), but this has possibly changed my perspective with a 360-degree turn. I don't know I think this film executed the connection between the characters and the audience perfectly with Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano stealing the show with the superb acting. A movie to rewatch where the jokes still will hit you hard with a gutbuster.
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.
tag yourself i'm the broken down yellow Volkswagen
Great, beyond great, incredible.
What can I say, Little Miss Sunshine made me smile. It genuinely made me feel for every one of its characters, from heartbreak to happiness. The direction is quirky and has an indie feel to it which I absolutely loved. The whole cast has great performances that I related to with ease. The music fits well with the tone of the film. The pacing is wonderful- I honestly didn't want this one to end. I feel the only flaw in Little Miss Sunshine is that some of the events are so ludicrous that it makes you realize it's a film every once in awhile and creates a few loopholes. With that minor flaw out of the way, let me talk…
The story of a wacky family on an even wackier adventure is one of the more unique comedies I have seen in a while. The family dynamic is utilized so well and the events that unfold couldn't be more unexpected. In the end, the movie is not only satisfying but also has an important message about expectations, individuality, society, and the way they do or should effect each other.
Okay so how can anyone not like this film? It's perfect end of story have a good day
As a writer, I subconsciously focus on the script above all else when I watch a film. And Little Miss Sunshine covers all bases.
Every character arc is clear, relatable, emotionally effective and nothing else. It is exactly what it is and what it needs to be.
As Antoine de Saint Exupery once said, (as I learned in Civilisation IV), "an artist knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
...you read that in Leonard Nimoy's voice, didn't you? If not, never mind!
Little Miss Sunshine embodies this idea. It is understated, yet powerful, intense, yet a slow burner; it can make you cry, then right…
The good film that birthed a thousand shitty copycats.
I've seen this film so many times I almost know the lines by heart; and every single time I do, I watch it with some sort of endearment because of many reasons: how the family sometimes resembles my own — I even remember I told my mom when I watched it with her, "That's so you!" referring to Sheryl; how I related to Dwayne the very first time I watched it being 17 years old; how as I'm older I start to relate to Frank more and more; how it introduced me to Proust, a writer who happened to change my life; how the film's own morals can be life-changing at a certain age; and so on. Besides, Steve Carell as a gay, bearded, depressing, pessimistic Proust scholar is a dream come true.
PERFECT WONDERFUL I LOVE EVERYTHING IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY
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