Little Miss Sunshine

I knew from the previews that I would like this movie, but I was surprised by just how much I loved it.

I loves me some movies about quirky families, and this one tops even the best of them. A family with a whole lot of tension heads across several states in a yellow VW bus to make it to a pageant for young Olive.

A genius script, great story and some amazing performances. I would love to see Colette or any of this exciting ensemble cast get an Oscar nomination, but I think the best it can hope for is a Best Original Screenplay nomination.

Grade: A



Blogger Michael said...

I went to Evanston tonight to have dinner and watch a movie with a friend. We intended to go see Monster House, but there was a fire in the theater (a small one, fortunately), so we went to dinner first and then returned to the theater afterwards. Since it was well after our intended movie started, we looked for an alternative and saw that Little Miss Sunshine was just starting. I knew nothing about it other than having read this post this morning, so I told my friend you said it was good (he also reads your blog). We both loved it! That is one of the most fun and moving movies I have seen in a long time. My friend is not particularly expressive, but during the talent competition, he nearly fell out of his chair laughing! So thanks for the great recommendations (shoulda been an A+) :)

10:15 PM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger elisepeterson said...

this was the best movie. outstanding performances. wonderful story line, laugh out loud but who cares who else is in the theatre! it was such a fun flick. i loved it. charlie, wish i could have seen it with you, that would have been a hoot.

1:07 PM, August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willie and I went to see this this weekend. It was fantastic! I haven't laughed so much in such a long time. People actually started clapping after Olive's performance in the pageant, which was super creepy to begin with. Should've gotten an A+.


12:01 PM, August 28, 2006  
Anonymous jimmy said...

loved this movie but the teenager bastardizes nietzsche's ideas (who wasn't a nihilist contrary to pop. belief), and it's the gay uncle, who's well-versed in proust, that actually sheds any light on the german philosopher's insights... the scene on the pier between these two is most evident.

in zarathustra, the novel that the teenager reads, the title character actually does speak... too much... but nobody knows what the fuck he's talking about so he climbs back up into his mountain and crawls back into his cave... it's a very similar reconfiguration of the "god is dead" parable where the madman speaks and no one knows what the fuck he's talking about either.

anyway, the screenwriter, as puppet master, is actually a really intelligent writer... his character, dwayne, is just young and easily impressionable.

i'm bored at work. i want to go home.

10:02 AM, September 01, 2006  

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