Little Miss Sunshine Reviews

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November 20, 2019
First-time screenwriter Michael Arndt's script hits all the right notes, with a first-rate cast that makes this among the year's very best films.
July 26, 2019
Little Miss Sunshine is one of the film festival gems that is just as smart and funny so many years later.
June 5, 2019
Like a little ray of sunshine in a world of bland, boring, reheated movies that clog up the arteries of our nation's theaters.
January 24, 2019
The best thing about American cinema is that besides the studio-assembled big ticket movies, there's also the flourishing indie film movement which keeps throwing up some delightfully refreshing movies.
August 4, 2013
Sentimental low points and contrived idiosyncrasies aside, Little Miss Sunshine still boasts wonderful performances, a cheeky sense of humor and an original story.
May 15, 2012
An achingly deliberately madcap family adventure that skates by thinly on the collective charms of its ensemble cast.
October 1, 2009
While the screenplay is impressive and deserving of its recognition, it is Alan Arkin's performance-of-a-lifetime that separates this from other well-written small movies.
April 29, 2009
I loved it, every bit of it.
April 23, 2009
Like little kids spouting dirty words in certain comedies, this film from first-time directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris undermines the subversive with the self-conscious. But it's still funny.
November 20, 2008
This inspirational, hilariously sad dysfunctional-family-road-trip dramedy offers absolutely everything -- except pretension.
August 7, 2008
A few touching and surprising moments aside, it all feels a little prefab, with family dysfunction as the indie version of a high concept.
June 13, 2008
Writer Michael Arndt has cleverly captured the bribery and corruption which lie at the heart of most families.
June 8, 2008
The chaotic dinner scene pops like syncopated jazz, setting the tone for a warm, funny film that has more smiles than belly laughs.
March 11, 2008
Accumulates depth and fleshes out its characters.
February 28, 2008
Charming, moving, warm and brilliantly hysterical, Little Miss Sunshine is easily the funniest thing I have seen in a theater in years.
October 1, 2007
Ride along to dysfunction in quirky indie comedy.
August 26, 2007
A hilariously caustic package that makes its ultimate uplift genuinely feel-good instead of insufferably saccharine.
June 19, 2007
a family road movie brimming with spot-on performances, hilarious situations, and plenty of good feeling - and it treats its comic characters with a rare affection.
May 25, 2007
A wonderful message movie, warts-an-all!
April 24, 2007
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