The trailer doesn’t do it justice, but it may intrigue some of you. This is by far the best movie I have seen in years. It is hilarious, intelligent, and has great character development. It’s only in select theaters, but if you get a chance SEE IT. This was the absolutely perfect motion picture experience. If a professor had never told me about it I never would have went, but I’m glad that I did.
I thought a large amount of humour felt out of place, and not in an artistic, in-context type manner, but rather, it felt awkward seeing some of it in the same movie…for example, in such a fucking serious movie, why did they add all those ridiculous car troubles? That would have been funny in a FUNNY movie, but Little Miss Sunshine was way more dramatic. I don’t even know if I could label it as a comedy.
But, other than that seemingly large gripe, I really enjoyed it under the pretense of it being not a comedy. Very intense.
Little Miss Sunshine is both a drama and a comedy, and I think that it works very well as both. It’s a satirical commentary on the “winning at all costs” mentality that the western world is so fond of as well as a less subtle commentary on the disgustingness of beauty pageants (by the way, all of those girls [except for Olive] were REALLY beauty pagent contestants and used their real “talents”).
Perhaps you have a very different sense of humor then I do, but I was laughing throughout the film (causing me to have a bit of a cough afterwards).
I felt really bad laughing at the move at almost any time (except for the grandpa), because their portrayal of a dysfunctional lower-middle class family was very, very real. I didn’t feel appropriate to laugh at a lot of things.
When I saw the preview for this I dismissed it as “Garden State: Part 2.” However, after having read a review of it somewhere and a couple friends telling me about it, and how Proust and Nietzche are somehow involved, I’d very much like to see it. Perhaps tonight…
I don’t know, that’s what made me laugh is that most of the people I grew up with were so much like this that it hit right on the truth. Maybe its my gallows sense of humour, or something, but I think the accuracy is what made it funny.
EDIT: The mention of Nietzsche is quite possibly the single funniest scene in the entire movie. Holy shit! You were inspired? By Nietzsche?