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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:32 PM
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Anyone here see "Little Miss Sunshine" (movie)? Any thoughts?
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:35 PM
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1. Yeah, I saw it
yesterday, not my choice. Purely hokey, and predictable. Sorry, did not enjoy it.
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L A Woman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:39 PM
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2. I liked it
I love dark humor. The ending was a bit too cheesy - it should have been darker, as well. Overall a pretty decent critique on the obsession Americans have with winning.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:48 PM
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3. I enjoyed it.
A few good laughs, a good message, good acting. It wasn't Oscar worthy, but IMO, well worth seeking out a theater showing it.
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Iniquitous Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:19 PM
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4. Loved it.
Twisted, but sentimental at the same time. My kind of movie! :thumbsup:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:22 PM
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5. Best movie I've seen all year.
I can't remember the last time I left a movie theatre feeling so satisfied and happy!

Love the dark humor, love the crazy story, and the casting was perfect.

And they were giving out free 'Little Miss Sunshine' t-shirts after it ended, so that was cool too. :P

Also, it's nice to see an independent movie doing so well at the box office.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:13 PM
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9. It was heartwarming
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:25 PM
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6. I've never laughed so hard in a movie
I just about every minute of this movie.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:40 PM
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7. Funny
on a scale of one to ten, i give it a seven and a half.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:41 PM
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8. We loved it. A bit of dark humor, but with a lot of heart and love.
We laughed the entire time.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:24 PM
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10. Really, really good.
Sweet, but not too sweet. And very funny.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:25 PM
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11. I wanted to like it but... meh
I knew it was funny, but I just couldn't laugh for some reason.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:59 PM
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12. My 16YO Daughter Dragged Me and Two of Her Friends to See It
She has good taste. I thought it was absolutely great.

Despite certain things which were predictable, I loved the way the script worked in the theme of being a loser or a winner, and how that took on different meanings in different circumstances. Bringing in the life of Proust was a stroke of genius. And I don't think I've ever laughed longer and louder in a theater as during the performance at the beauty pageant. It was wonderful and horrifying.

In a twisted way, it was very much a family movie and a feelgood flick. And it had some memorable lines:

"By the way, do you know of any funeral homes around here?"
"Life is one fuckin' beauty contest after another."
"Aw that's sweet, honey. Where's your grandpa?" "In the trunk of our car."
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:37 PM
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13. Laugh-out-loud hilarious. If you like dark humor.
Which I do.

There's a great scene where the dad gets caught with porno mags. Greg Kinnear was pure genius in that scene! Very funny!!!
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