[Little Miss Sunshine]

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.

13 Replies to “[Little Miss Sunshine]”

  1. I wish I could have gone! And I even missed yoga because of being too sick and slow to catch the bus on time!

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, though. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  2. I KNOW, RIGHT? Enough is enough already!

    Hey, have a great time this weekend! I’m totally jealous because I am In Love With Vancouver. Plus I’ll miss you at SnB.

  3. Seriously!

    I am really looking forward to it. I am having trouble getting work done because my brain is all “Canada Canada Canada” 🙂

  4. oh, i am so glad to hear this, because i’ve been excited about this movie for months now.

  5. I scored passes to a screening of this last week-wasn’t it great? I really liked it too. My boyfriend thought it was a little too forced quirky, too “Sundance-y”, I think he said, but it totally worked for me. I thought Steve Carell was great and I loved the little girl (and I don’t often like child actors.)

    Yay for seeing good movies for free!

  6. That’s the main critique of it I’ve heard as well, but it didn’t bother me either. I can see how people could think it, though.

  7. I’m glad to hear that you liked it! I really want to see it & hope it comes here sometime soon, maybe.

  8. It should, I think, once it finishes it’s month of free screenings. Seriously, I could probably see it for free three more times in Seattle

  9. I just finally saw this, and I liked it *so* much. I thought everyone was wonderful, and it really just hit the spot. I love a film that can believably take a whole group of characters I don’t like and make them into characters I really care about by the end.

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