Sunday, August 27, 2006

Review: "Little Miss Sunshine"

You Must See This Film! I will be disappointed in those people who don't go to the movies and see this film.

I haven't laughed so hard in literally years. I don't remember the last time a movie made me laugh so hard. Save this gem for a day when you need a break from the stress of the every day, the whining of your boss or co-workers, or when you simply just need a good laugh. I think this is a masterpiece and I will probably see it again in the theatres (which for me is unheard of).

Family of four, plus grandpa, plus uncle all drive to California so that the daughter may enter in a beauty pagent (she has already won the New Mexico beauty pagent). In the journey to California the family faces some challenges, both emotional and mechanical (with the volkswagon bus) which highlight some of their family issues, but also bring them closer together.
This is not a cheesy film. This film has been said to have "dark" humor but I really think the humor is not quite so dark at all. This may be a matter of opinion, so let me know when you see it.


Paul B said...

I'm with you on this one...brilliant film. Great characters. Excellent acting. Some truly laugh out loud moments. Two thumbs up!

Renegade Eye said...

I was able to see a sneak preview.

It was the best comedy, that I've seen in quite awhile. Loved the actors.

Reidski said...

Going to see it tonight - I'll let you know what I think.

Olive said...

Saw it. Loved it. The next to the last scene pays off in a big way.

Beep, Beeeaaap.

Reidski said...

it was hilarious, it was moving, it was entertaining, the acting was stupendous, the whole look of the film was beautiful, it was heart-warming and life-affirming, it had a great script and was quite simply a brilliant film.

ella said...

Glad everyone agrees! I can't wait to buy it.