Saturday, September 5, 2009
A Ray of Light from 'Little Miss Sunshine'
'Little Miss Sunshine' succeeds where hundreds of other comedies and sap stories fall flat. This film tells the inspiring story of a thin ray of optimism in an ocean of dysfunctional disposition without the cliche of predictibility, and this is captured perfectly by the filmmakers, the script, and the performances of Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, and Greg Kinnear. 'Little Miss Sunshine' is an extended and soberly realistic take of something like 'The Simpsons': it is plot-driven, but also largely character-based. It's fun to note that the opening title stands out glaringly against Steve Carell's sunken complexion at the start of the film. This movie is ironic, satirical, and rife with lovable humor. Experience 'Little Miss Sunshine', if you have not already.
'Little Miss Sunshine'-1/2
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