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|Little Miss Sunshine |
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Take a hilarious ride with the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families in comedy history. — Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program... with no success. Me... more »
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Belinda S. (niara) from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 12/27/2012...
After watching what seemed like 20 straight to-the-core, can't-get-off-my-sofa, earth-shattering dramas on my Netflix queue, I thought I would choose a comedy for a change, and selected Little Miss Sunshine. As soon as I popped the movie in my dvd player, within the first 20 minutes, I realize -- oh, crap. This is not a comedy. But without question, this is one of the best movies I would see that year.
Remarkable performances by Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette, who are reunited as husband and wife again (some of you may recall them in the equally charged film, Dinner With Friends). I remember Greg Kinnear when he used to host Soup Dish or whatever that 30 minute thing he did on the "E" network and would have never, in my wildest dreams, imagine that he had so much dramatic range and talent. As for Toni Collette, well, I've loved her since "Muriel's Wedding" and it is quite conceivable that this woman can do no wrong.
This was the first time I'd ever seen Steve Carell (save for the voice in Over the Hedge) and he was sublime, near perfect as the suicidal uncle. The real surprises were Alan Arkin (who truly deserved his Oscar), Abigail Breslin and Paul Dano, as the tortured, silent brother, Dwayne.
Little Miss Sunshine has some remarkable moments of drama followed by profound hilarity. Families are not perfect. Life is not perfect. There will be disappointments and misgivings and loss, but if you're lucky, you will still be standing, with your family, trying to act normal. And what looks like normal on some days can easily be mistaken for chaos on others. That's just life. Don't miss this one. And you will never hear Rick James's "Superfreak" the same way again.
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Theresa H. from OAKDALE, CA
Reviewed on 1/29/2012...
This movie is a tragedy--its joke at the end--that a young girl's talent act is stripping---taught by her grandfather. Sick and unredeeming!!!
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