27. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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7.2 Strong comedy
  • Acting 7.0
  • Directing 7.5
  • Story 7.0
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Starring: Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Toni Collette

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Running Time: 101 mins


Little Miss Sunshine is an American film about a family who drive across the USA to take a little girl to the finals of the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant.

This was a good film to watch, and I enjoyed many of the jokes, especially the way that they managed to put up with driving across the whole country in a relatively trashed camper van.

Steve Carell, as normal, was brilliant in this film, even though his part was not as big as I thought it would be, while I also enjoyed the teenage boy, Dwayne, in his vow of silence, which I thought was hilarious.

However, I found the little girl, Olive, SO ANNOYING in this film, and although I have a feeling that that was the film makers’ aim, I couldn’t bare to watch her.

This gets a 7.2 because I enjoyed the comedy a lot, however I found some characters very annoying, as well as some parts of the storyline.

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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com