Little Miss Sunshine

So, Sunday, I finally got my butt out of my apartment for the first time since I'd gotten home from work on Thursday night and did something (relatively) productive.

I went and saw the movie "Little Miss Sunshine" starring Greg Kinnear and Steve Carell.

First of all, I had to go to one of those indie theaters, since this movie is not (yet) released in all the major studios. This led to some interesting people watching at 12:45 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. The crowd was mostly comprised of elderly women, gay men, and "hippie" couples. I was alone and I guess I fit into the hippie column better than any of the others. And, I mean, I was wearing my hair braided into pigtails with a bandana....

The hippie couple in front of me was rather disgusting. They were way to freakin' cute, both with their thick, plastic-rimmed glasses. The guy looked kind of like a young Tom Hanks (think "Big") with that goofy hair kind of puffed up and swooped to one side. The girl was wearing a long skirt and had hair halfway down her back. They kept whispering to each other and giving little kisses... I really wasn't in the mood.

Behind me, I had three 65+ year old women. All I learned about these women is that one of them recently got a puppy. And she is working to potty-train the puppy. And all she has to say is "[Insert dog's name] need to go pee-pee?" and he is such a good boy and goes right to the back door. I also heard all about his walk schedule, how far they walk, how long she leaves him at home by himself, and how often he makes a bowel movement.

To the left of the old women behind me was a loud laugher. You know the type - the people who laugh so loudly, at appropriate and inappropriate times, that all you want to do is turn around and smack them because every time they laugh, you lose focus on what is even supposed to be funny in the movie. It wasn't the worst I've ever heard, though.

Anyway, the movie was absolutely fabulous. I am not going to go into too many details about it because I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I do, however, want to highly suggest that every person make an effort to go see this movie as soon as possible.

It is uplifting, but not in a cheesy, "It's a Wonderful Life" type of way. It has a great message about being true to yourself and about family and about living life to the fullest, but it isn't preachy or predictable. It accomplishes the task of being real, which I feel so many films these days lack.

Check it out, ASAP!

Edit: Blogger is pissing me off today! I can't get the link to work - If you want to go to the movie website, go to www.littlemisssunshine.com. I can't get it to load a picture, either, so you'll just have to search on Goodle Images on your own for that. Effing Blogger!


Lee Ann said...

It is funny the things you learn from others while sitting in the movie theatre.
The description of the hippie couple...wow, hippies haven't changed much in appearance throughout the years. I would have been in that category myself (atleast me several years ago)haha.

Blogarita said...

I'll have to put it on my Netflix list for future viewing.

mcBlogger said...

I love the people that go to the movies in the middle of the day. Wednesday afternoons are the best. The weirdest ever...

Fantastagirl said...

What never ceases to amaze me is the conversations people will have in public - when they think they are private (and they really should be!) ...know what I mean?