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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.
Jam-packed with laughs and memorable moments from start to finish.
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…
Το "Little Miss Sunshine" περίμενε υπομονετικά στη λίστα μου περίπου από το 2011 και, τώρα που αξιώθηκα να το δω, ένα έχω να πω: ΓΙΑΤΙ ΑΡΓΗΣΑ ΤΟΣΟ ΤΡΑΓΙΚΑ ΠΟΛΥ;!;
Pure joy, που λέμε στο χωριό μου.
Trials and tribulations of a family who all have their own personal dilemmas, but come together for one little girl's wish: incredibly charming and adorable.
There's a lot of bitter, but a lot of sweet too. Its deathly dark humour was the highlight of this film, as you just can't help but laugh at their unfortunate predicaments.
This film also possesses one of the greatest dance sequences of all time. And yes, even better than your Pulp Fiction.
If this movie doesn't make you feel good by the end, I don't know what will.
I think that the older I get, the more I appreciate everything Little Miss Sunshine does. Not that I'm quite sure WHAT it is that makes Little Miss Sunshine special. But it's got it.
The narrative might feel a little bit flat the first time you watch it because it kind of flops around as a relatively linear road trip movie. It's once you realize that Little Miss Sunshine isn't so much about the trip and getting TO this children's beauty pageant as it is a movie about nearly every main character.
Each character has this lovely arc that they go on during Little Miss Sunshine's 101min run. And those arcs intertwine beautifully creating some iconic scenes of families being…
Before I say anything, I want to say the score of this movie is really personal to me. The film opens with an instrumental version of DeVotchKa's "How it Ends," which is like in my top 5 favorite songs of all time. So this film had very little trouble winning me over. The rest of the score sported various changes and tweaks to the tune, adjusting it to be happier, or faster according to the mood of the scene. Really awesome to hear that throughout, and I want to get a copy of the score so bad now!
This is a black comedy that I actually found pretty funny at times! (Weird thing about me, I normally don't find black…
the dance scene is the greatest thing to ever happen to cinema
A bittersweet, black comedy dealing with everything from death to suicide.
Yes this was my first time watching Little Miss Sunshine because I am trash. This movie made me smile so much, one of the best endings I've ever seen. Also, I think I'm falling in love with Paul Dano and his moon shaped head, I'm here for that.
Indie comedies have become something of a genre unto themselves in the last decade and a half or so. From the films of Wes Anderson through Jason Reitman's Juno to even Garden State and Napoleon Dynamite, they all occupy this off-kilter, slightly left-of-center area in the proverbial humor spectrum. Little Miss Sunshine is no different in this regard, but I do think that this film has a bit more of a genuine heart than many of those other films (the masterpieces of Wes Anderson aside). It's far from perfect, but even nearly a decade later it still holds up decently well.
For the most part, the reason it holds up so well is primarily because of the spectacular ensemble on…
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