Saturday, November 11, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

The film that will not die. Big hit at Sundance, more or less the Buzz Movie of the summer. I loved the trailer, and the film measures up. Only one whiff of heaven, really, but life-affirming as all get out. And that little girl!

Hollywood Reporter: "Little Miss Sunshine tells the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreaks, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge. Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, and Alan Arkin top the cast."

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