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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

I saw Little Miss Sunshine with my sister this weekend. I highly recommend it. It was hilarious and the performances were excellent, especially . . . well all of them. Just don't ask too much of it, like an explanation for why the family was so alienated from each other in the first place? And why Toni Colette's character didn't seem to have the slightest bit of generosity to spare for her husband, played by Greg Kinnear?

On a side note, one of the previews we saw was for Trust the Man, starring David Duchovny and Julianne Moore. It was quite troubling -- it appears to have accomplished the seemingly impossible feat of making Billy Crudup unappealing. Why someone would want to do that, I don't know.

Update: I meant to add something about the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack, which is that it featured two songs by Sufjan Stevens, one, "Chicago," from Illlinois, and one, "No Man's Land," from the new outtakes album, The Avalanche. They're both really pretty songs, but I'm so conditioned to associate them with Illinois, that it was really jarring to hear them in a movie set in the southwest.



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