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Little Miss Sunshine

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by qtlaw, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Just saw it last night with the missus and one of the funniest movies in the past five years. Side splitting, crying laughing.

    Alan Arkin is wonderful, as is Steve Carrell. The screenplay is revealing yet tough too. Hope it prompts more comedies like it.
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Alan Arkin.... love that guy.

    "Serpentine, Shelly!"
  3. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    I saw this the other night. Great movie.
  4. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I enjpoyed this movie very much.

    Life is filled with watershed moments and how you handle those will help shape and define who you are. The main characters in LMS each had to overcome a huge disappointment on their journey through this movie. We're shown that no matter what happens, if you surround yourself with people who care about you, desire positive things for you, then you will be a better person because of it -- even in the most dire situations.

    This film also reminded me of another phenomenon that is ruining movies today: the trailer. One of the huge reasons I enjoyed LMS was the film's trailers gave away nothing past the first 15-20 minutes of the movie. At not point was an scene undercut by one I knew was coming. A very subtle, but crucial thing.

    Go see LMS. It's a film that just tries to tell a nice story, doesn't overextend itself and gives you a few belly laughs along the way.
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I'm pretty psyched to see this.

    LMS and Idlewild are on my list.
  6. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I saw it tonight. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't quite what I expected, either.
  7. Jeff Gluck

    Jeff Gluck Member

    This is the funniest comedy I've seen in quite some time. Both my friend and I gave it 9 out of 10...I highly recommend it.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I can't see this being disappointing to anyone. The first movie I've seen in quite a while in which I actually lost myself, forgot I was in a theater.

    "So, where IS your grandpa?"
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Saw it Friday night and liked it. The story is sweet and funny and insightful.

    One scene made me teary because it was so damn poignant. I won't give away anything major, but it's the part when little sister puts her arm around older brother after older brother's emotional breakdown. It took everything I had not to cry harder, but goddamn that scene was well-done. A bunch of girls around me started crying.

    Notice the arrangement at the family dinner table, with a gay man who doesn't want to live sitting next to a geeky kid who doesn't want to talk sitting next to a failing father who doesn't see the touch of gray (you're either a winner or you're a loser) sitting next to his father who doesn't have the willpower to quick snorting drugs.

    It's definitely worth the money.
  10. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I want this movie to win an Oscar. Seriously.

    I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Saw it last night. I liked it.
    If I was reviewing, I'd give it 2 1/2 out of four stars.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I don't know what to make of the post.

    2 1/2 stars usually is a pretty sucky movie.
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