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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…
Little Miss Sunshine
A dysfunctional family travels from New Mexico to California in a VW bus to get their youngest to a tween beauty pageant.
5 Great Reasons
1. It has a perfect cast.
2. It's greatly written.
3. Alan Arkin is hilarious in an Oscar-winning performance.
4. The character relationships.
5. Olive's routine.
ya es la cuarta vez que veo esta película y la verdad nunca cansa, excelente y con un mensaje muy valioso. Vale la pena y el soundtrack ni hablar, excelente música pone los de Devotchka. Peliculas independientes que hacen la gran diferencia en comparacion a esas grandes producciones que tienen efectos especiales hasta en la tapa del baño. Little Miss SUNSHINE carece de todos esos elementos y es superior.
Some funny moments, but overall not my cup of tea.
'Oh my God, I'm getting pulled over. Everyone, just pretend to be normal.'
Little Miss Sunshine is a film sharply, and at points aggressively, cynical. Every character is a scathing parody - the self-help guru who needs help, the passive-aggressive teenager, the flippant grandfather and the rest - but it manages to manage its pointedness to create some touching yet dark comedy. The characters are nothing special, and the satirical targets are slightly too easy, but the sentiment is convincing and the performances are a delight.
Steve Carell's depressed uncle is probably the most famous face nowadays, and his performance proves that he is not just a goofy, stock comey guy - he can carry the drama as well as…
A rated R family comedy. Depending on how you take it, you'll either cry or cry laughing.
One of the most dysfunctional families anyone can imagine going on a road trip heading to a child beauty pageant constitutes this film's premise. In order for something like this to work, it was mandatory that the writing were exquisitely brilliant. Screenwriter Michael Arndt's final work was exactly that and that brought as a result, thanks also to a perfectly assembled cast and to a fantastic direction, that Little Miss Sunshine ended up being a contemporary little masterpiece of comedy.
This film explores, with a very thin line separating comedy from drama, in a truly compelling way the relationship between the members of that crazy family. Each member went through a great characterization process and each one of the actors…
This Film is like marmite you either love it or you hate it. Personally I loved it, Its that type of film where you have to ‘get’ or enjoy that style of humour. - requires a dry sense of humour. At times it’s quite sarcastic and bringing up old jokes in awkward situations, or it had long uncomfortable silences - if thats not your style or humour I don’t think you can enjoy this film to its full potential.
Even though this film is listed as a comedy I think it had very clear messages about life in general and reflections on ourselves and what we go through. I particularly liked ‘the ice-cream’ scene. - This is a reflection of…
Love it, one of my favourites
História linda e muito bem executada.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
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