Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Little Miss

I recently watched the movie Little Miss Sunshine on DVD. I must admit, the temptation to turn it off soon after it began crossed my mind. Just as it seems it can not possibly get any more depressing, aberrant and/or dysfunctional, things begin to look somewhat better for the Hoover family. Thankfully, it has a joyful ending complete with a great family bonding scene. I am unsure how it was that Alan Arkin won an Academy Award for "best actor in a supporting role". Consider this. Grandpa (Arkin) literally "checks out" halfway through the movie and is totally absent from its best parts. If you are a 24 fan, you will be pleased to see Chloe make a cameo appearance. I was surprised. Had to stop the DVD, back up and check that it was in fact Chloe. Olive, played by Abigail Breslin, makes the movie. Watch for her to rise to new occasions in the film industry. Apparently, she wore a "fat suit" while shooting scenes. She was definitely impressive.

1 comment:

SLC said...

I TiVo'd this movie a couple days before the Academy Awards and just got around to watching it a couple days ago. Sometimes I'm amazed at the movies that actually get nominated. It was quite a bizarre movie. I did laugh at the end at Olive's "performance" (as in "what a riot!?", but that's probably about it.