Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Big Mister head-up-his-you-know-what?

Reader Vanessa Biard from Paris just tipped me to a movie called Little Miss Sunshine, whose buzz I somehow managed to miss despite its having won all sorts of critical praise and being one of those "small films" that ends up enjoying a nice run at the box office. (And why are readers from Paris more "up" on American pop culture than I am? But be that as it may...) The film apparently brims with self-help themes, beginning with the male lead's (Greg Kinnear) endeavor to become the next Tony Robbins. May be worth renting or buying—certainly before you spring for The Secret.... Anyone seen it already?

3 comments:

Cosmic Connie said...

Haven't seen it yet, but I do recall that "Mr. Fire" recommended it on one of his blog posts last month. So I figured it was just another one of those inspirational flicks. I may have been wrong. :-)

Most of the viewers writing on Amazon seemed to like the movie (for what's that worth). I'm interested in seeing it, even though I have been disappointed in the past by dysfunctional-family films ("The Royal Tennenbaums" comes to mind)...

However, seeing Greg Kinnear as an incompetent motivational speaker might be worth the price of a ticket, or a DVD when it's released for home viewing.

Theresa Frasch said...

I saw it and thought it was a great movie. I think you will appreciate it because it spoofs the motivational talk. Nobody else in his family buys it and it is a bone of contention with them. Rent it!

Gerard Sorme said...

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is my favorite film of 2006. Making fun of self-help is a MAJOR theme of the movie. It's a must-see. especially for you, Steve. Great film!