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[Little Miss Sunshine]

Last night I caught a free screening of Little Miss Sunshine, and let me tell you, it was about time I saw a decent free movie. I just went back to check, and the last actually good movie I saw for free was Thank You For Smoking in -March-.

This one I have been hearing about since Sundance. It's about a dysfunctional family road trip to California for a beauty pageant, and all of the really interesting things I want to say about it involve spoilers. There are sad bits and hysterically funny bits and bits that are over-the-top but by then you're so invested in the characters that you're not bothered.

Everyone in it was fantastic. Steve Carrell's performance was a particular treat. I've not seen him in much of anything as he's pretty much never in anything I care to see, but here he was amazing, with wonderful levels of sadness & emptiness.

I hope it does well. I think it should. Judging from the audience reaction it should get good word-of-mouth.

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sarrabellum
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
I wish I could have gone! And I even missed yoga because of being too sick and slow to catch the bus on time!

I'm glad you enjoyed it, though. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
letterboxed
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Grrr! Stop being sick!
sarrabellum
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT? Enough is enough already!

Hey, have a great time this weekend! I'm totally jealous because I am In Love With Vancouver. Plus I'll miss you at SnB.
letterboxed
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Seriously!

I am really looking forward to it. I am having trouble getting work done because my brain is all "Canada Canada Canada" :)
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letterboxed
Jul. 15th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
It was very much good times at the movies. *nod*
hobbledehoy
Jul. 15th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
i was really hoping for
letterboxed
Jul. 15th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
Re: i was really hoping for
Hee! That would be best :)
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letterboxed
Jul. 17th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
That's the main critique of it I've heard as well, but it didn't bother me either. I can see how people could think it, though.
starmiranda
Jul. 18th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you liked it! I really want to see it & hope it comes here sometime soon, maybe.
letterboxed
Jul. 19th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
It should, I think, once it finishes it's month of free screenings. Seriously, I could probably see it for free three more times in Seattle
dorrie6
Dec. 10th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I just finally saw this, and I liked it *so* much. I thought everyone was wonderful, and it really just hit the spot. I love a film that can believably take a whole group of characters I don't like and make them into characters I really care about by the end.
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