Thursday, December 28, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

When one day, a friend called up asking me to go to the dollar show, I said sure why not. She asked me to go see Little Miss Sunshine and called it a family movie. Considering that it's rated R? Not so much. Violence, death, excessive swearing, and of course, a lot of comedy. Maybe not enough to make it at the regular movie theatre, but for a buck? Why not.

This movie is about a little girl named Olive (Abigail Breslin)who really wants to be a beauty pageant star. She idolizes them and watches their every move on shows in order to imitate them. But Olive is just your normal everyday little pudgy 7 year old who wears glasses. The movie starts off introducing her grandfather, who snorts coke, her uncle who attempted suicide, her father, who's a failure with his own 10 step success plan, her brother, who has taken a vow of silence, and her mother, who puts up with it all.

What a start right? But believe me, their fortunes go downhill from there. Olive gets a call from her aunt that she has a chance at the little miss sunshine competition that weekend and the family embarks on a road trip to get her there. Where things get worse.... and worse... and then, just when you think nothing else can possibly go wrong? It does. But of course, the ending, when Olive puts on the talent routine that her grandfather taught her. You can't help but stare, drop jawed. An ending you just won't believe.

Fairly good overall, but not anything to rave about. Little Miss Sunshine gets Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting