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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…
WHY DOES NO-ONE APPRECIATE HOW GOOD PAUL DANO IS?!
Every film ive seen him (Prisoners, There Will Be Blood, 12 Years A Slave, Ruby Sparks and this)
He is fantastic in this film, a great portrayal of privellege but an emotionally troubled youth.
Its soo hard to find a great child performance but Abigail Breslin gives one, you never beleive for one second that she isnt her character.
Alan Arkin really brings experience to the table and wins a desevering Oscar
Steve Carrel gave the best performance in this to me as he portrays a gay man who has recently tried to killself and he really pulls at your heartstrings in this film. To me he carried the film through…
"Oh my God, I'm getting pulled over. Everyone, just... pretend to be normal."
I have no time to live
When my balance flies away
I have no time to live
Love me, get into me
Tell me the words making one delirious
Tell me that the night disguises
See, I am as the see
Drawing back after being
Unable to find your track
- Mylène Farmer
Little Miss Sunshine is one of those small films that for me just gets better with every viewing, focusing on a family that is as dysfunctional as it gets, with a mother doing her best to keep everything as normal as possible, a father who is a very judgemental motivational speaker, though a failed one at that so maybe he’s bravado of judgement and ‘winners and losers’ categorising of people is to motivate himself, a brother who vows not to speak as a discipline method, but he hates everyone, a grandpa who got booted from his retirement home for sleeping around and taking heroin. But somehow, together through this road trip their bring becomes much stronger as they pull themselves…
First time watching this little gem since it first came out 9 years ago (9 really?!?). Honestly forgot how much I enjoyed this film!!!
Un pequeño viaje, que por caprichos del destino, los embarca en experiencias profundas, que los lleva al absoluto conocimiento propio y de los suyos. Sumamente conmovedora. ¡Al diablo lo que puedan pensar los demás! ¡al diablo sus pobres opiniones sobre la vida! Sí se sabe vivir, desde la personalidad. ¡A brincar y gritar sin razón alguna! Esta es la hora para vivir, para hacer de un simple momento, algo inolvidable. Si que se sabe condimentar la vida.
Jam-packed with laughs and memorable moments from start to finish.
Little Miss Sunshine is a joy to watch... this is the absolute peak of indie Sundance filmmaking. It never fails to make me laugh, cry, and inspire me on every level.
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…