Little Miss Sunshine Reviews
Every character has their own dreams, their own shortcomings and their own resolutions. When they all come together for each other though, that's where this movie finds its place.
Still, I can't help but wish they pushed the chemistry between the entire family just a little more. Maybe it was too subtle for me but in the long run the only impressionable repertoire was between Carell and Dano.
Oh yeah, the climax sends out a fascinating social message though - life is not all about winning every race and contests, it's all about making a complete ass out of yourself, even if that means the people watching you are disgusted to their guts.
Charming to its core, each flawed character is endearing in their own way from the mute son to the heroin snorting Grandpa to the suicidal Uncle. As they road trip their way to a beauty pageant we are treated to a story with real substance that will make you laugh, cry and gasp in horror.
Abigail Breslin is a breath of fresh air as the beauty queen Olive in the disturbing and somewhat sickening world of 'Little Miss' Beauty pageants.
It took me a second watch to truly 'get' the film as first time round I was expecting a standard Steve Carell cheap laughs flick but once you realise that's not what this is at all, you can appreciate it for the brilliant film that it is.
"A real loser is someone who's so afraid of not winning he doesn't even try. "