Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

I went to the pictures with Mary and Aine last night. Mary's colleagues had recommended "Little Miss Sunshine", and we had a ball. I haven't laughed so much in a long time. The story is very funny, also very sad, and full of love. It's the story of a family on their way to a beauty pageant. Olive, the 7-year-old daughter, has qualified for the final of the beauty pageant (God knows how - she is cute, but she is not the type of beauty you'd normally encounter at those events), and they all head to California in their minibus. A lot goes wrong along the way for this mad family, but their love for each other keeps them going, and they make it to the pageant, for the maddest finale I've seen in the movies in a long long time!

If you need a bit of sunshine in your life, go and see this movie. You'll enjoy it. Don't bring your 13-to-16-year-old sons. They probably won't want to admit they enjoyed it.

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