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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.
Jam-packed with laughs and memorable moments from start to finish.
A father whose every sentence consists of the words winners and losers and gives motivational speech to just a class of seven.
A mother who thinks it is right for her seven yer old to know her uncle's disturbing story.
A brother who has taken a vow of silence because of his realization of Friedrich Nietzsche.
An uncle who attempted suicide because his lover's lover was given an award.
A Grandpa who snorts heroin, teaches his grand daughter nasty moves, tells his grand son to fuck a lot of women, but has the heart of gold to support his son when he loses (Alan Arkin is awesome is this).
A daughter who looks nerdy but believes she is a beauty…
I spend the whole movie yelling NOOOOOOOOOO. Lovely family awkwardness.
Will I ever stop crying? The world will never know.
Forgot a lot about this movie, despite watching it a fair amount of times when it came out.
I want Steve Carell to sit on my face.
It was actually not bad movie and it was pretty entertaining. I didn't get to see the entire movie and I had already seen the ending before, so I feel like I can't appreciate it properly.
love awkward films
Little Abigail so precious in this ! How does one not love this film! My fave was Alan Arkin as the wise grandpa.
"You're right? Then you're not a loser."
cry level: 3/5
Little Miss Sunshine is a dark comedy and uplifting film about a deeply dysfunctional family. The characters are off-kilter and include: a drug abuser grandfather who helps his granddaughter rehearse for her pageant; a teenage brother who has taken a vow of silence until he becomes a test pilot; an obsessive motivational speaker father; a stressed mother and her brother who is staying with them after a suicide attempt. When little Olive finds out she's qualified to be in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant, the family decides to drive from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Redondo Beach, California.
Despite their major faults, the characters are captivating and interesting and oddly likable. Stuffed into the van, the family comes across a great deal of strife on their way to California but in the end, the film wraps up in a light-hearted and inspirational conclusion.
“Little Miss Sunshine”
Director: Jonathan Dayton y Valerie Faris
Personajes: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin y Alan Arkin,
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