Monday, August 21, 2006

Movie Review -- Little Miss Sunshine

Let's just get right to it: Go and see Little Miss Sunshine. The always-delightful Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear star as the quirky parents in a quirky family of misfits (including the hilarious Steve Carell as a gay, suicidal Proust scholar). On the surface, the family seems dysfunctional and unhappy, but they pull together (albeit a bit unhappily) in order to get their young daughter, Olive (played by adorable Abigail Breslin) to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant on an unexpected (and seemingly never-ending) road trip from New Mexico (three cheers for my home state!) to California. The trip is life altering on many levels and full of unexpected discoveries.

It's a comedy, sure, and witty from beginning to end; its sometimes dark humor is never predictable and you will literally be laughing outloud. But more importantly, this little film is a story about family and love and belonging, and in between your laughter, you may discover a few tears. The beauty pagent is over-the-top hilarious, and.....well, I don't want to tell you any more. Just go and see it! FIVE BIG STARS!!!!!


Blogger chippamunkey said...

You know what? I was thinking of going and seeing this movie, but wasn't really sure about it. Now I think I will check it out. Thanks for the reccomendation.!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Yeah! Sounds great. I think we are going to see it this weekend. Thanks for the review!

5:17 PM  
Blogger melanienyc said...

I want to see this so bad!!! :) Can't Wait!!!

8:56 AM  

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