Little Miss Sunshine is the sleeper hit of the year. Not much advertisement but word of mouth is absolutely going to send this to the top.
I went to see it last night in Pasadena expecting it to be good, but it blew me away. I laughed so hard that I cried, not once but twice. This movie is truly one of the best out there.
[*********partial spoiler! – don’t read until you see the movie unless you don’t care*********]
If you have seen it, there’s a part where along the trip where Dwayne finds out his impairment and starts to go insane in the van kicking it and pushing on the ceiling. Then you see the van slow down to a stop by this random neighborhood. When I first saw this scene, after an instance of not recognizing it I suddenly realized that the neighborhoods you see in the background look familiar. Eerily familiar. In fact, I suddenly knew. That was MY neighborhood! The mountains in the background, the houses that you see, those are the same that I live in and drive through everyday! I’ve jogged on those sidewalks and drive on that road everyday! I was just in shock to realize they shot that scene no more than a mile or so from my house! It makes me wonder when they acutally filmed this (although I’m sure I was at work or something anyway).
Go see the movie. You won’t regret it!