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Little Miss Sunshine Reviews

Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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All indie-movie families may start out unhappy in their own way, but by the time the final credits roll, everyone remains complacent, confident of their brood's superiority.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

February 3, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Sunny or dark, comedy should never be as predictable as Little Miss Sunshine.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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... a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2006
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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... this isn't much more than a glorified sitcom, but it deftly dramatizes our conflicting desires for individuality and an audience to applaud it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 10, 2006

Time Out
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For a movie generated from the Amerindie algorithm of family dysfunction, road-trip catharsis and studied quirk, this dark-edged ensemble comedy often borders on the loveable.

Full Review Source: Time Out

September 23, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Hilarious, profane and as much fun as you are going to have in a theater this summer.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

August 18, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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The funniest and most gracefully written, acted and directed dysfunctional-American-family farce comedy of the year thus far.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

August 16, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Dayton and Faris satirize our win-win culture, but they don't miss a trick promoting Little Miss Sunshine for the winner's circle.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

August 14, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Little Miss Sunshine makes you want to gather all the kooks in your life and take a road trip.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

August 13, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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... a film of small and gratifying surprises.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Smart and goofy, tender and laugh-out-loud funny, Little Miss Sunshine is the sleeper hit of the summer.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

August 13, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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... an amusing movie, viciously well-written and brilliantly acted.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2006
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Unlike so many films that force life lessons down your throat, Little Miss Sunshine weaves them into the fabric of the story.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

August 12, 2006
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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... a road-trip movie with a big-enough heart to make the leap from specialty theaters to the suburban multiplex - where audiences can feel fortunate if they don't recognize themselves.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: B+

August 12, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The word 'quirky' is overused, but Little Miss Sunshine deserves the tag. As with Napoleon Dynamite, the quirkiness in this film comes from honest characters, not desperate-to-be-different caricatures in such films as Garden State.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 10, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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To the filmmakers' credit, they don't sugarcoat the creepiness. They mine it for the kind of laughter that makes you feel uncomfortable but also makes you think.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

August 7, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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If you think you've seen it all before in a family road movie, you owe it to yourself to see what happens when somebody actually comes up with a few bright ideas.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have pulled off the essential ingredient for this kind of film: a cast that believably creates a family.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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You'll be delighted, if a bit breathless from laughing, to be along for the ride.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

August 4, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Mildly diverting celebration of loserdom.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Like all superior comedies, this one revolves around wonderful performances.

| Original Score: B+

August 4, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A hard-to-resist, often riotous comedy.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 4, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It looks at the all-American obsession with winning and chortles darkly. You still come out of the movie wanting to give your family a hug.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 4, 2006
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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It comes closer to the truth about the way people really live -- on the edge of fantasy-driven desperation -- than our sanctimonies permit us to think.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 3, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Family-on-the-road comedies rarely burrow so deeply into their characters' personalities or delineate their messy domestic arrangements with such care.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2006
Jennifer Frey
Washington Post
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Little Miss Sunshine triumphs with acting performances that are, across the board, poignant, smart and real.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 3, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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A comedy that is both hilarious and bold.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 3, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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To the extent that Little Miss Sunshine works, and you probably gather that its schematic cartoonishness didn't always work for me, it is because directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris genuinely like these people.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 3, 2006
Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
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It's difficult to convey the sheer joy of watching these characters interact.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 3, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A raucously entertaining slice of slapstick dressed up as domestic satire.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 27, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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It helps to have a cast stocked with ringers with the chops to play comedy as drama and drama as comedy.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

July 27, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Sorry, folks, but these are not organic characters; they're walking, talking catalogs of screenwriter index-card data.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 26, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Little Miss Sunshine employs razor-sharp humor and a deceptively realistic style to satirize a corrupt society that heroes of low status must navigate by their wits alone.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Little Miss Sunshine isn't the kind of movie you want to beat up on: It's sweet-tempered at its core, and even when it's trying too hard to reinforce its own quirks, the charms of its actors filter through effortlessly.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 26, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Little Miss Sunshine is a dysfunctional-family comedy with a crucial difference -- the function progresses, hilariously, from dys to full and loving.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 26, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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There is nothing inherently sunny about Little Miss Sunshine, and that's part of the fresh and clever lunacy of this deliciously dark comedy.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 26, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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This is a feel-good movie that is not dependent on gags or stupid gimmicks, but on intelligently observed, slightly cockeyed people and their interactions. It is positive and uplifting, and a grand time is had by all.

July 26, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The casting is flawless. Kinnear has never been better suited to a role; Richard's gradual surrender of his ego is sweet and totally convincing. Arkin has the best lines, and delivers them with the timing of a vaudeville pro.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Mining humor from subjects like suicide, drug abuse and bad parenting, the picture isn't going to win any congeniality prizes, but it's amusingly bitter. Consider it summer fun for pessimists and misanthropes.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A smart, dark road comedy about a dysfunctional family that had them rolling in the aisles at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2006
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Little Miss Sunshine has not a hint of exploitation about it, and it's sentimental only in the best sense of the word. Like its heroine Olive Hoover, it wears its heart on its sleeve and assumes the best about everyone.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 25, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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This bittersweet comedy of dysfunction takes place at the terminus of the American dream, where families are one bad break away from bankruptcy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2006
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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Like the shambling VW van its hapless characters steer from Albuquerque to Redondo Beach, Little Miss Sunshine is a rickety vehicle that travels mostly downhill.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 25, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Little Miss Sunshine often emits the dulcet quirkiness of such vintage road comedies as Harry and Tonto and Melvin and Howard.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It takes a deft hand to fashion a feel-good movie with plenty of laughs and an upbeat ending out of a story that includes drug addiction, a suicide attempt, a death, Nietzsche, and Proust.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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[Little Miss Sunshine] offers a surprising mix of dark humor and heart, with rich performances from a strong cast.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

July 24, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Little Miss Sunshine is an enchanting anthem to loserdom -- a dark comedy that piles on setback after setback and yet never loses its helium.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 24, 2006
David Denby
New Yorker
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Little Miss Sunshine, a slight but charming movie, is a modest winner.

July 24, 2006
David Ansen
Newsweek
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This indie, a sweet, tart and smart satire about a family of losers in a world obsessed with winning, is an authentic crowd pleaser. There's been no more satisfying American comedy this year.

July 17, 2006
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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The destination is a pageant that will demonstrate, in grotesque, stomach-churning detail, that beauty is skin-deep and that you don't have to win to be a winner.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 31, 2006
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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A brainy blend of farce and heart, this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore.

January 23, 2006
David Rooney
Variety
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A quietly antic dysfunctional family road trip comedy that shoots down the all-American culture of the winner and offers sweet redemption for losers -- or at least the ordinary folks often branded as such.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 21, 2006
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