Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine

"Little Miss Sunshine" fulfills all the traditions of the indie film (Eccentrice characters, check. Road trip, check. Pervasive streak of dark humor, check), and has a terrific cast (Alan Arkin is always worth seeing, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, and utility player Steve Carell), there is some terrifically off-hand writing which is the only reason the various outcomes of the story aren't immediately telegraphed once each character is introduced. But it's a fine diversion, but one has to ask--"Best Picture nominee? Really? Really?"

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