Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine

Dysfunctional families are pretty common in movies, more so in comedies. They definitely make you rethink how awkward your family is.

Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin) has become a finalist for the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest and has to go to California for the contest. For the journey, she is joined by her family: motivational speaker dad Richard (Greg Kinnear); mom Sheryl (Toni Collette); grandfather Edwin (Alan Arkin); uncle Frank (Steve Carell), who recently attempted suicide; and brother Dwayne (Paul Dano), who has taken a vow of silence.

Geez, and I thought my family was awkward. Of all the characters in Little Miss Sunshine, I'm probably best represented by Dwayne. Basically because I'm a brooding teenager that doesn't talk much and when I do, I'm pissed off. Anyway, back to what I was saying. The writing for Little Miss Sunshine is funny and original. Along with Dano, I liked Carell's work (take note he did this before becoming famous with The Office). If you think your family's weird, look at the Hoovers.

My Rating: ****1/2

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