Little Miss Sunshine

May 11, 2011 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Little Miss Sunshine

NUTSHELL:  An extended family road trips from New Mexico to Redondo Beach for a preteen beauty pageant. Dancing to Rick James remixes ensues.

GOOD THINGS:  Everyone. Even Bryan Cranston and Mary Lynn Rajskub are in it. Even Greg Kinnear is great. Even my future ex-husband Paul Dano is in it. Even Wallace Langham from Larry Sanders and Steve Carell and Toni Collette and Alan Arkin and a little girl who isn’t annoying and Beth Grant as a beauty queen and and and and…

BAD THINGS:  Shallow gays at the quickie mart

FEATURES:  Horn honking, heroin use, colorblindness, Proust scholars (Yes more than one!)

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Do not look directly at preteen beauty pageants. View only reflection of preteen beauty pageants in foil taped on one end of a long box with a pinhole cut in the other end. Step away from the preteen beauty pageants. Do not think about preteen beauty page

NOTABLE:  I laughed for so long during this movie that I thought I’d be carted out by staff.

BEST PART:  The last 15 minutes.

BEST LINE:  Where’s Olive?

CROWNS:  5 out of 5

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