Little Miss Sunshine

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Gunner Phan, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Gunner Phan

    Gunner Phan Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Gramercy, NYC
    I saw it last night at a preview. Man, this movie is great. Every character is interesting and developed really, really well.

    Won't spoil it but wait until you hear the grandfather's advice to the 15 year old boy....lol!!!!
     
  2. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
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    Saw a trailer for it. This is the one with Steve Carell, right? Something with them driving in a van is all I remember. Looked good from what I saw.
     
  3. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
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    I saw this a week back to at a preview screening.

    It was better than I anticipated. It almost has that Arrested Development screwed up family type feel to it.

    For music snobs, I think are couple parts are scored by Sufjan Stevens which really works well.
     
  4. Gunner Phan

    Gunner Phan Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Gramercy, NYC
    definitely felt like arrested development...lol.

    the music did sound pretty sufjan-ish (besides the obvious "chicago" part as they were driving towards cali)
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    No one has shown up to praise this movie's essential genius yet?
     
  6. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
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    It is a great movie. I really enjoyed it. First movie in the theater in a long long time I've felt that way about.
     
  7. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    It was a great movie, though all the hype around it is starting to annoy me. But still, a great movie.
     
  8. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
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    I saw it and loved it. I was afraid to post because I didn't want to be accused of snobbery after my pan of that horrific Talladega Nights boring piece of "censored."

    I loved the Alan Arkin character and Greg Kinear is great as the dad.
     
  9. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Toni Collette is a genius. We need to give her secret service protection, because we're lost if we ever lose her.
     
  10. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
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    Good movie dint excepect the ending lol
     
  11. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    What I dislike about some of the reviews .... the ones that call it, to one degree or another, "contrived" in a negative way. Yes, and? Bringing Up Baby has long stretches of Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn searching the woods of Connecticut for a pet leopard, for gosh sake. Doesn't seem to harm it. For all the comparisons to 90s indie comedies and National Lampoon's Vacation, it feels like a 30s movie to me.
     
  12. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
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    It is contrived, but you and I both acknowledge that, and since I know you like this movie, I think we'll both agree that the contrived plot elements were dealt with very, very well and intelligently.

    Anyway, I liked it quite a bit. Full review up on my blog.
     
  13. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    hysterical
     
  14. Goalkeeps7

    Goalkeeps7 Member

    Apr 1, 1999

    saw it last night.

    Best movie i've seen since crash. and the first time in a LONG time i've left the movie theater not feeling like i've been robbed 10 bucks. it was worth every cent.
     
  15. Footer Phooter

    Jul 23, 2000
    Falls Church, VA


    And, most importantly, they didn't botch the ending like so many movies do.

    The "dance scene" had me crying. What a great movie.
     
  16. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
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    Would the Secret Service keep guard over an Aussie for us? But you are right about her, she's brilliant. She can move her face in more directions than Jim Carrey.

    Check out Japanese Story (2003). And don't forget Muriel's Wedding(1995).

    That whole beauty pagent scene was pretty scary, hard to believe they actually exist
     
  17. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
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    I liked it,,,,found it very cute, a few laughs and at the end hilarious. While some people I know said it was "laugh a minute comedy", I did not find it so. Arkim was great, wish his role was bigger. On my 5 star rating....I'd go 4 stars
     
  18. Footer Phooter

    Jul 23, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    We stayed at hotel one time that was hosting one of these things. Except it was for toddlers. It's worse in person. I can't overemphasize how awful it was.
     
  19. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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    United States
    Ick. I can only imagine.
     

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