Saturday, August 19, 2006

My Nomination for Best Picture

I know, no one asked, but right now...I nominate Little Miss Sunshine. I haven't enjoyed a movie like this one for ages, maybe even years. I can't wait to go back to see it.

I want to be very careful not to make some spoilers...but what is fascinating about this movie is a group of characters who are stubbornly dedicated to their own world views, who never seem to change during the movie, are stuck with each other and yet their worst traits and follies seem to be what also leads them to do the right thing.

Does that make sense? There was no hope of the conflict in this movie being resolved...but some how it was.

I saw this last night with friends, Tuffy P and Mister Anchovy...and I woke up this morning at 7 and started laughing all over again. And a little misty eyed too. But gaffawing so loud, this morning AGAIN a whole nights sleep later...I thought I'd wake the neighbours.

I can't wait to see this movie again.

Plus, it is inspiring because it must have been relatively inexpensive to produce. It is almost completely character based. Whoever wrote this movie...I will see everything else they ever make.

This is a perfect picture, everything a movie should and can do.

Go see this one in the theatre!


Red said...

You know, I hadn't heard of this movie until this week. And now both you and Martha are recommending it. We've just checked the trailer and had a few laughs, so it all bodes well!

Have you seen and enjoyed The Station Agent? That was quite a gem too. I HEART Bobby Cannavale! I might just have to name my left foot Bobby...


Noah said he saw it too and like it. Not over here yet. I'll see it soon as it is.

Minerva Jane said...

I just saw this too. Loved it! I mean _loved_ it. Sawa a little of myself, too--in Olive; in the older brother; in the mother...