Monday, November 24, 2008

Karl reviews another movie

It had been sitting, shrink-wrapped on my pile of 'movies waiting to be watched' for a long time. But this weekend, Darlene and I finally watched Little Miss Sunshine.

What a great little gem of a movie. Alan Arkin and Steve Carell steal at least part of the show, Alan as the foul-mouthed grandfather and Steve as the suicidal uncle. The movie really sneaks up on you concerning its underlying agenda - that the main character is striving to get to a young girls' beauty pageant. A pageant that you only come to realize how absurd it is once the family get there and enter their daughter in it. I was repulsed by the images of young girls dolled up and shaking their booties to dance music - I am not a fan of beauty contests in general and consider 'young' beauty contests to be a form of abuse. So to see what happens when Olive gets on stage was brilliant. I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVED Little Miss Sunshine. The weirdest trips make the best 'vacations'.