Last night I caught a free screening of Little Miss Sunshine, and let me tell you, it was about time I saw a decent free movie. I just went back to check, and the last actually good movie I saw for free was Thank You For Smoking in -March-.
This one I have been hearing about since Sundance. It’s about a dysfunctional family road trip to California for a beauty pageant, and all of the really interesting things I want to say about it involve spoilers. There are sad bits and hysterically funny bits and bits that are over-the-top but by then you’re so invested in the characters that you’re not bothered.
Everyone in it was fantastic. Steve Carrell’s performance was a particular treat. I’ve not seen him in much of anything as he’s pretty much never in anything I care to see, but here he was amazing, with wonderful levels of sadness & emptiness.
I hope it does well. I think it should. Judging from the audience reaction it should get good word-of-mouth.