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0 out of 0 users found this helpful Love it!
Soooo, I sorta waited forever to see this movie but I loved it!!! The family was absolutely believable complete with teenage angst and grandparental regrets. It was very funny and very real. I am surprised that little Abigail didn't win the academy award. She definitely deserved it as did the Alan Arkin who played the grandpa. At times that actor reminded me of my great-grandfather. The acting was extradordinarily strong and they actors and their styles meshed well together! The car....omg....I've had cars just as bad or possibly worse! Poor things! Anyways, this movie was awesome!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Loved it !!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't think I was going to like this movie, but I loved it. It had a good story, great cast..and I could feel what the family was going through as it happened. I thought the end was perfect and unexpected.Loved it.... would recommend it to buy.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Great Movie!
Love FlixWe had heard great things but really didnt know what to expect. Little Miss Sunshine was excellent. We highly recommend it. BTW, I saw its leading role Steve's profile and pictures at a site called SeniorWoo dot com. Steve is very very attracted by boomer singles.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Off the Charts!
I love to write and have an overactive imagination. When I view a movie, I tend to look at it from many different angles, and I often leave the theater sometimes before a movie is over if I feel it is terrible. This is not how I felt about this movie. I think this movie is sensational and extremely creative. I feel the writer, producer and director have created a movie that gives each character a separate identity, almost equally. I felt there were no dragging parts or lulls. Yes, at times things were exaggerated, but that was simply to produce the extremes of the different personalities. I feel most people who see this film will be able to identify several of the characters with someone whom they have known in their lifetime. My eldest daughter begged me to watch this movie but by the title I thought it was some type of kid's movie. While on a visit to my daughter's home for Father's Day, she was insistent and popped in the video while her Dad and I expressed our skepticism. We loved it from the start and I soon realized that the writer managed to make each character an almost equal element of the story line, which made the movie not center on one particular person, yet hilarious extensions of their family unit. It was amazing, hilarious, progressive and heartwarming. My favorite part as a parent was the end with the love and support shown by the entire family towards the youngest member. It's a big winner!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful LMS is hilarious
This film was really good it made me laugh til i cried, especially when they forgot Olive at the gas station and they couldnt stop for her so she had to run to get in. Another part that made me laugh real hard is when the mini vans horn got stuck so people started honking back.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful ok cute movie
it was ok movie, cute movie. for mature adults, i mean u have a uncle that wants to commit sucide and a brother that dont talk. all they have in common is seeing that the young girl makes it to the pagent. also the grandpa is the coolest grandpa ever, just wished his part was longer. its worth renting, but not worth buying. its only a movie u can watch once and thats it. just my opinion more reviews comming.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful If you didnt like it...
...you need to check your meds. This WAS funny. ANYONE whos ever been in a normal family, will realize that the family is a set of archetypes, exaggerated 10 times, with some heroin tossed in, and made funny as hell. Steve Carell and Paul Danos performances were exceptionally brilliant Carell because hes almost morbid serious (a refreshing change), Dano because hes forced to keep silent, and act well while doing so (which he does, flawlessly). The beginning may turn some people off, but if you stick with it, youre in for a heartwarming, hilarious experience. Go. See. This. Film. And as said at the beginning of this review, if you didnt like this film, you need to check your meds.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful SEE IT!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! I watched it with my husband and at first I could tell he was kind of bored by it, but by the end of the movie we were both laughing so hard. This is the kind of well written, fantastically acted movie that comes around every now and then, to make you believe in movies again. It is so cute and moving. SEE THIS MOVIE!!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Sunshine Obscured By Too Many Clouds!
I saw this movie on the Big Screen shortly after its release. Unfortunately they did not offer a satisfaction guarantee. This was one of the most overrated and uncomfortable movies to watch that I can recall. The movie is filled with editorial flaws and a cast of characters of which none have any redeeming qualities. Unfortunately, the attempt to take them over the top and create this cool kind of cinema fails miserably. There is little plausability to the script...come on...traveling with your eldest family member while he knowingly snorts heroin and preaches pornographic values to your kids ????? And by the way...didnt we see Chevy Chase hauling the dead relative around years ago! This movie not only insulted my intelligence, I left the theatre feeling like I needed a shower to cleanse myself of all the depressing filth I had just witnessed. All of the critics who praised this piece of garbage obviously need to fall in line and appear cool by reveling in the the mass hysteria which dictates that this is some revolutionary piece of filmmaking, or they simply lack the courage or intelligence to speak the truth for fear of criticism from their industry cohorts. Save your money...this was one of the worst movies of the year!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Devout Christian mother LOVED this movie
Quirky little films are my usual preference when picking a movie to go see, and my mother and I do not always see eye to eye when it comes to entertainment. We were having a movie night, and I (cautiously) suggested this movie to watch, not having pre-screened it myself. Her and I laughed SO hard throughout this entire movie. The quirkiness of this family is evident, yet subtle enough, that I think anyone can relate to them on some level. My mother kept saying that this movie reminded her of a present day version of National Lampoons Vacation. And really, if you completely mix the slight intelect of the Griswalds with Randy Quaids ill-mannered family from THAT movie...you will have something that is real similar to this one, road trip included. Honestly, IF you could not find ANY humor in this film....you really need to take life less seriously, and accept things for how they are. Who knew that a broken vanwagon horn could be soooo funny?? Oh...FYI...people go to see movies with dysfunctional families because it makes them find a little humor in their own.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful real as can be
This movie...was just too real that it was both depressing and funny. I mean, all families are dysfunctional and they just brought up that point. So what if the pageant girls looked utterly disgusting? Thats life. Thats how they live and you have no right to criticize them. The family in the movie was made up of a great cast - everyone did such a good job portraying a true family. Yeah, sure, they may not be perfect, but youre no better. I loved the picture quality. The music seemed to blend with the sequencing. It was just absolutely perfect in the way that it was made to look imperfect.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Id rather watch the grass grow....
My husband and I had no idea what to expect when we decided to give this movie a try. With the cast, we thought it should be fairly entertaining. We were very wrong! An entire family puts their lives in an uproar so that a child can be part of some silly beauty pagent? Im curious as to how the daughter Olive ended up being accepted into a pagent like that when she was so obviously different from the other girls? And the mother had no idea of her talent, the clothes she would wear or the act she would perform ahead of time? The pagent itself made us sick to our stomachs watching those little girls who were bred to parade themselves (based on their LOOKS) around a stage. Those little girls looked absolutely frightening with their tiny heads, big hair and all that make up! Disgusting. The movie was boring, slow and pointless. Most American families are dysfunctional in some way. Who wants to watch it in a movie? Nothing to see here folks! SKIP IT and save your .
0 out of 0 users found this helpful TERRIFFIC!!
THE FACT THAT SOME OF THESE REVIEWERS FAILED TO SEE THE HUMOR IN THIS FILM JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT IT TAKES ALL KINDS... MY WIFE (A THERAPIST NO LESS), MYSELF AND A FRIEND WHO WAS IN TOWN DECIDED AT THE LAST MINUTE TO CATCH THE LAST SHOW AT A LOCAL THEATER HAVING ONLY HEARD IT WAS A CUTE FILM. LET ME TELL YA, CUTE IS HARDLY A GOOD DEFINITION. THIS MOVIE IS AWARD WINNINGLY HILLARIOUS !! WE LAUGHED FROM THE OPENING DINNER SCENE TO OLIVES FINAL DANCE ROUTINE - GEE THAT RHYMES !! THE CHARACTERS ARE PERFECTLY CAST AND ACTED. YOU WILL LAUGH AND CRY TEARS! THIS FILM HAS GOT TO WIN AN AWARD. RENT IT WHEN IT COMES OUT ON VIDEO AND SEE IT AGAIN WITH A GANG OF FRIENDS. YOULL COME AWAY BELIEVING THE WORLD CANT BE THAT BAD AFTER ALL.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Little Miss Sunshine
If you want to laugh so hard your stomach hurts, this is the movie for you!!! I wouldnt recommend the movie to kids under 18, but for us adults its great! Steve Carell was awesome, of course hes a great actor and is the up coming man of this year and many more to come..... The crew played the perfect disfunctional family and included the whole package! Enjoy the movie! Oh and by the way Public Enemy the movie did sell for 10.5 million..... Thats called a low budget movie. It doesnt mean the movie isnt any good, it just didnt cost as much to film this movie. Just a little extra info from someone who knows
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Must See
I absolutely loved this movie. I cant wait till it comes out on DVD. I saw this movie with my boyfriend and he loved it too. We laughed all the way through this movie. We could relate to their problems very well and the ending was sassy and justifiable. I have recommended this movie to everyone I know including the people at the video rental stores. If youre rich and were born with a silver spoon in your mouth you may not like this film. But us working class people can all relate to their struggles.