Will you let me worry about this, please? Richard, he has nowhere else to go. Greg Kinnear is letter-perfect as Olive's judgmental, failed motivational-speaker father; Steve Carell finds new shades of darkest despair and human comedy as her suicidal gay uncle, a leading Proust scholar; Paul Dano does amazing things with little more than facial expressions as Olive's older brother who's deep into Nietzche and a vow of absolute silence, and Alan Arkin, though he has played this kind of role with both hands tied behind his back and his eyes closed, still shines like a crazy diamond as her cantankerous and hedonistic grandfather. But if God wants to take him, we have to be ready to accept that, okay? Well, I'm gonna give it to you anyway. You know, actually, there is a message from Cindy on the machine. It's not a perfect film by any means. And despite the gloomy set-up, this twisted thing becomes the most life-affirming film I've seen since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
So we're going to this private spa in Sedona for the week- - Larry's here? We're gonna have fun tomorrow, right? If something happened- We can't go, then, unless Dwayne and Frank go with us. The security guard tells them that Olive is disqualified from the competition and that they are released, under the condition that they are banned from entering beauty pageants in California again. It's because you're beautiful, inside and out. Your clutch is, uh, shot. Well, that's what we're gonna do unless you have a better idea. Yeah, and I can detect that note of sarcasm there, Frank.
What's gonna happen to Grandpa? We have the entrant right here. You fell in love with a boy? Frank is homosexual, an expert in Proust. I'm kinda scared about tomorrow. He made a series of foolish choices- I'm sorry- and he gave up on himself. Well, what do you think your chances are? Um, well, there are a lot of reasons. And then we'll come back, and we'll take care of all the paperwork and- No.
She signals that the coast is clear, and so the others run out of the hotel carrying the trophy while Frank wears the crown. Here is a simple story in which our lovely contestant and her family try to find their way to California so that she can prove to the world she is not a loser! We'll go to Little Miss Sunshine next year, okay, honey? I'm glad you're talkin' again, Dwayne. So pull the truck over! Well, uh, they're probably gonna be closed. You don't get better suffering than that. I want you to go around outside and underneath this window. Look, I know you're a homo and all, but maybe you can appreciate this. Dwayne, for better or worse, we're your family.
Mainly, though, I fell in love with someone who didn't love me back. No, I quit, 'cause enough is enough, you know? We're proud of you anyway. He tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust. He releases the family members, and they start to walk out of the lobby. The story is of a limply-functional family, whose good leg is dysfunctional, and of the way that their love for each other is solid, somewhere underneath the varying shades of crazy.
Please, it's only five minutes. You're not gonna win this one. No, you gotta talk to him. And, uh, just leave the door open. Olive, the important thing to understand here.
We were, uh, on the highway, and I lost you on my cell. Mom, how much can we spend? It is very rare to see a movie that can charm the hell out of an audience without the use of special effects, worn-out cliches and bombastic action set pieces these days. These old buses, you- you have to order the part. Where does that leave us? I'm gonna win this one too! You know these- these old buses? Yeah, we just got it. Well, then, you're not a loser. Well, that makes one of us.
This is the voice of experience talking. Look, there's no sense in entering a contest. Well, they're skinny, I guess. Sarcasm is losers trying to bring winners down to their level. When her seven-year-old daughter Olive has a chance to dispute the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, the whole family travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi in a funny journey of hope of winning the talent contest and to make a dream.
So, Sheryl, I couldn't help noticing Dwayne has stopped speaking. Or put another way, it celebrates the joys of losing in a culture obsessed with winning. Um, well, I want- Okay, okay. Hey, I will pull this truck over right now! I hate to admit it, but my primary interest in showing up for the screening was to see Steve Carell try his hand at a semi-serious role as the suicidal gay literature professor. Get yourself a little treat too. They're taking both horses, so apparently it's a big deal. Frank is homosexual and expert in Proust, and tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust.
You only really need the clutch to go from number one to number two. Maybe- Can somebody stay here with him? Because sarcasm is the refuge oflosers. I didn't really mean them. Almost like a real person. Fuck a lot of women, kid. The premise itself can lead to years of therapy for a family that should get a group rate in psychiatric care.