Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine


(2006, Dir. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)

It’s a completely contrived plot, and this year’s Napoleon Dynamite/out of step/ indie-flavor-of-the-month. However, it’s my type of movie. The film aims for the heart with its comedy and hits it repeatedly. It’s far from perfect, a bit wooden and overly simplistic, but I’d watch Little Miss Sunshine 25 times before watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Depp-a-palooza once. Mostly, because it gives you a genuinely warm feeling about your fellow humans, and partly because Alan Arkin is freakin’ genius in his role as Grandpa. I’ll pass on a second viewing of Superman Returns, but I’m guessing I’ll go out of my way to catch this one again on DVD.


Posted on August 17, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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