Valerie Faris: We knew the guys that ran this record company—IRS Records. And I think they said to a couple people they knew, “Hey, do you want to do a one-hour, once-a-month show on MTV?” And we had already been doing some, like, documentaries together. So they gave us this opportunity, and we just kind of said, “Okay, well here’s what we would do” and we got the job. It was sort of surprising to us, and we really didn’t know what we were doing, but MTV was still new enough that, you know, nothing was really figured out at that point. So it was actually a really great time to kind of learn, and we met all kinds of musicians and it was a really great place to start. - (via)
A film geek's watching: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
After seeing my old man’s friend’s baby-it gave me a new lease about life and seeing how family is so important. So how about hopping by an old-school VVW bus along and go for a ride
(I saw this GIF and I really can’t resist putting as it was a movable poster <3)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)-Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
You know what? F*** beauty contests. Life is one f***ing beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work… F*** that. And f*** the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I’ll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and f*** the rest.
You have the father Richard (Greg Kinnear),a budding motivational speaker,the Grandfather (Alan Arkin) despite his foul-mouthered jerk status is devoted to budding beauty pageant granddaughter Olive (Abigail Breslin),the mother Sheryl (Toni Colette) who is trying to managed the dysfunctional family with her sullen son Dwayne (Paul Dano) and her brother Frank (Steve Carell) who is jilited by his ex-lover. They have just found out that Olive enter in the “Little Miss Sunshine” and they made a trip together. However this trip does have its twists and turns like life itself.
Yes it sounds typical,but what it makes it so different was its warmth in each character. They show that these people have these flaws but they are not one dimessional. They seemed so real to you. It was seen so evidently in the actors’ performances that these guys gave so much thought to them. I am glad that the plot managed to make it not too sappy on the theme of togetherness.
I must applaud for Steve Carell (Frank),because seriously I did not expected him to have such a serious role as the heart-broken man and I love that harbor scene (spoilers) that I nearly cried and cheered for it. It shows me that Carell is not a guy who acted as a Don Quixote-.Breslin played with such charisma and sweetness as Olive who was the glue of the family,she bring that title as that “Little Miss Sunshine”
Oh can I say that the music is absolutely perfect for that film-instead of the usaul happy-go-lucky music. It was bold,yet nostalgic. It was perfect as it help to highlight the story so beautifully.The cinematography is wonderful too especially the opening sequence because you could see the characters so easily. I could remember Olive’s beady eyes in winning the contest. Seriously how perfect it could be?
Overeall,an extremely heart-warming film with great laughs. Superb performances from Carell and Bresali. Wonderful cinematography and music. Indeed this film is a little sun-ray to my life. Perhaps I should hop on a VVW and ride with the soundtrack