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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 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…
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.
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…
a cute it's-not-about-the-destination movie. too much running
The film succeeds in its simplicity, combined with its exceptional casting choices that have gathered together a group of actors who make up a very convincing family.
How do you end up watching the same film twice in the span of three days? Show it to your spouse. Really, though, I just needed an excuse...
And while my love to "Little Miss Sunshine" goes unchallenged (the writing gets even funnier on rewatch), doubts about my life choices continue to amass. The wife did not share my feelings. She says she liked it, she even laughed in key spots. Though something's fishy here... I should really keep a closer look on her. She might have been replaced by an alien, or something. My life might be at stake.
I love films that treat kind of depressing, hard topics in a way that makes you feel warm on the inside. For a long time, I thought this film was a lame wannabe funny comedy - until I watched it today. The actors are so amazing, the plot is simple yet has many twists. I felt like the ending was a bit too quick, but the rest of the film just blew me away with its charm and quirkiness.
There are many quirky, cool, funny-and-all indie dramedies, but this one just takes the cake. And eats it too, or whatever the hell, because I'm not so sure about where I was going with that metaphor.
"Little Miss Sunshine" is just a perfect storm of awkwardly hilarious ballsy comedy with snappy, memorable dialogues, likeable characters, and a very subtle diagnosis of an average superficially regular, but truly dysfunctional family with the added bonus commentary on modern parenting, social standards and unfair expectations. I really haven't laughed so honestly with (not 'at') a comedy in a very long time. The only thing I want to do now is watch it again. Which I will in due time.
By the way: was that the first outing of Steve Carell's as a real meat-on-the-bone character?
Well, well ,well what do we have here folks? Only one of the best movies of all time. Period. A very very funny film with superb dialogue and better acting you will never find! It actually deals with a whole host of very difficult subjects like death and homosexuality and drugs and deppresion and fear of failure. Everyone is a star of this flick but all the accolades have to go to . yup you've geussed it, Abigail Breslin. This film will make you laugh out loud and churn your stomach. Simply a delight. I have seen it seven times and can't wait for the next time!
Even better the second time around. It's the characters that really make this movie. The ending is sweet and original, but the road trip/junky vehicle/dead relative schtick has been done before (National Lampoon's Vacation, anyone?) The believable make ALL the difference in this film. Little chubby Abigail Breslin is wonderful.
Y esa caravana...
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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