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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…
"Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School then college then work. Fuck that … Do what you love and fuck the rest.
Little Miss Sunshine is one of those films you never get tired of watching, you get excited when it's on TV and even re-watching you manage to laugh your ass off even if you seen it before, or even 10 times, yes that would this girl, right here. It's just one of those films that brings you joy. The cast was incredible, funny, witty, smart, dark and everything in between.
The film brings us both comedy and a darker side, which makes the film so real, and very loving. With such an indie…
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 movie of a crazy family that tells the audience: family will always be the help the you'll have in life.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i have no idea why this movie did so well at the oscars. it was fine. it wasn't even that individual. but props to the filmmakers for spending lots of shots on paul dano's hands/skinny jeans.
Una auténtica joya, un canto a la vida, podría perfectamente recetarse en las farmacias contra todo tipo enfermedades derivadas de una sociedad enfermiza que prima el éxito por encima de cualquier otra cosa. Cuanta profundidad expresada de una manera tan sencilla, a través de unos personajes conmovedores por imperfectos, por humanos que recorren su peculiar camino hacia la redención dejándonos en la memoria imágenes para la posteridad ( esa familia motando de uno en uno en la furgoneta en marcha...que buenooo).
Un guión mordaz, con grandes dosis de ironía y humor negro, una excelente dirección y una historia entrañable, son los elementos para hacer que esta película sea IMPRESCINDIBLE.
A real gem, a hymn to life, a movie that could…
La película se trata de básicamente como una familia que es totalmente disfuncional puede ser perfectamente funcional.
Olive la integrante más pequeña de la casa tiene el sueño de ganar un concurso de belleza “Pequeña miss sunshine” en California, por lo que hace que la familia entera la acompañen en esta aventura y viajen cientos de kilómetros “juntos” para llegar al evento.
Cada integrante de la familia presenta a lo largo del largometraje sus sueños y sus características que los hacen brillantes en la historia, empezando con Dwayne quien hace un voto de silencio hasta lograr su meta de entrar a la fuerza aérea, Frank el tío gay de la familia, quien había intentado suicidarse por lo que se fue…
"You know what? F*** beauty contests. Life is one f**king beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work... F**k that. And f**k the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and f**k the rest."
Also, how the heck did Abigail Breslin grow up so fast? I mean, six or seven years, and she's the attractive beauty in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (I can say that without it being creepy because I'm around her age).
And we've got cameos from two Breaking Bad stars, and that girl from Punch-Drunk Love.
Anyway, great movie. Incredibly enjoyable.
A family with all kind of troubles are determined to get their daughter to a beauty pageant. Along the way things didn't go according to plan.
It's kind of a country road trip movie with drama elements. I don't really like drama that much... but because of the story and the characters i was intrigued to keep on watching.
Solid movie, although i would have liked to see more comedy.. but maybe that's just me.
One of the best I've ever seen. Love it.
A great cast for a great story.
A family drama finally. I heard about this movie a lot and I have to say this movie stands out.
It is always good to see Steve Carell in these roles were we see him different from his comic characters. He did a great job and he was gay in this movie. I think this movie was the turning point for Paul Dano as he did a great job as angry young man. Greg Kinnear plays the father who likes to win and win. Toni Colette also did a great job supporting as mother. Alan Arkin was the element of surprise in this movie as he played his character perfectly.
I liked the scene were Paul Dano realizes that he…
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