All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
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 love this movie and my favourite piece of imdb trivia about it is: "While filming in a convenience store in Santa Clarita, CA a Paul Dano look-a-like walked in. Dano was late and unaccounted for so everyone thought the look-a-like was Dano. After he explained that he was not Dano, they took some pictures and sent him on his way."
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.
So gosh darn good this movie makes me wanna cry just the whole movie is v emotional perfect cast really everything was perfect imo
quirky, sad, a little strange, but amazing film. the cast blows my mind. makes you think about it afterwards.
Sometimes people say they don't like Little Miss Sunshine. I can never ascertain why as I tune them out for the rest of the conversation.
really fun, I love Steve Carrell
i want emo paul dano to whisper communist theories in my ear
"HIGH SCHOOL'S YOUR PRIME SUFFERING YEARS, YOU DON'T GET BETTER SUFFERING THAN THAT!!"
greg kinnear pulls off cargo shorts: the movie
To me this film is a fabulous take on the American family and Classic Hollywood cinema. The film doesn't end happy in a traditional sense, it does not solve issues the family members have. They just learn to accept who they are and by doing this the film critics American values and pressures people face to be conformed into a generalized brush stroke that is America.
steve carell in this movie...protect him at all costs!!!!!!!
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