Sunday, August 20, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

You've probably all heard of Little Miss Sunshine by now - it got all kind of rave reviews right after Sundance this year. I saw it last night (one more shout out for my awesome job that gets me in free to all sorts of good movies), and it was nothing like I expected. I was really thinking it was going to be a dark comedy, with an emphasis on dark. I was wrong. It was straight up comedy. I laughed OUT LOUD. So did pretty much everyone else in the theater, and the theater was packed. Also, I had heard that it came very close to being a typical dysfunctional-family-on-a-road-trip movie, but on the contrary, I thought the majority of it was very innovative and fresh. Sure, there was the line "We're family, and we stick together," or something like that, but overall, it didn't get schmaltzy.

Steve Carell - suicidal gay Proust scholar. WAY funnier than 40-year-old virgin. And Paul Dano, who plays the silent son, was just awesome.

But don't just blindly believe the hype - see it for yourself! I wholly recommend it!

Little Miss Sunshine - A

5 comments:

elisepeterson said...

what a special little sunny film...i loved it. so glad that you did too.

Ashlee said...

See? I Told you! glad you finally saw it. Teppei and I saw it again last night...

Ashley said...

I know! Wasn't it great? I laughed my infamous laugh out loud many times throughout the film. If only it would get the attention it was owed come award season...

mama kay said...

Ohhh I can't wait to see it. Sounds like my kind of flick!

queenb2u said...

Since I seldom go to the movies, do you think I'll like this one? I like funny movies.