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This was such a fantastic film. I thought the acting was absolutely phenomenal all around. It was outlandish, and yet still very realistic in terms of the struggles and dealings that occur in an ordinary family. It shows that "stuff happens" but as a family, as a team, you have to get up and keep going. Most importantly, you have to stick together. Definitely worth seeing.
This isn't your average comedy. This is a comedy in the same sense that Wes Anderson's early movies were "comedies." In truth, this is a family drama with dark humor thrown in, and it does it very well. It's not perfect, but it's a very emotional and heartwarming experience overall. Definitely recommend.
A really engaging feel-good comedy about the on-the-road adventures (and misadventures) of an ordinary (or maybe not) family. The cast don't deliver amazing performances as in this movie is the fast and twisty screenplay that does most part of the job. And it's more than enough.
Underwhelming : would have liked to have seen some disgust or revulsion at the neo-paedophilia beauty pageant, but clearly these revolting events are considered perfectly acceptable in the USA, so instead the film-maker focused solely on the little fat girl not being up to the task ; a wasted opportunity. Some mildly humorous bits but that came to an end when they killed off the only funny character half-way through. The running gag of the rubbish camper van was simply irritating. Worth a look, but only once.
There is no reason not to see this movie. Grandpa (Alan Arkin) is introduced agonizing over the routine chicken dinner. "Again with the fucking chicken." And he steals the show in every scene thereafter. And even a few he's not in. Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Toni Collette and Steve Carell are all phenomenal. See this movie.