Monday, September 11, 2006

CAN WE BE FUNNY? WHY START NOW? So I finally saw Little Miss Sunshine this weekend, after the urging of many, and I guess I just didn't get it.

I mean, it's cute, and it's well-done and exceptionally well-acted, but the fuss? I felt like it was Royal Tenenbaums, only not as good, not as deep, with too much of the planned joy based upon a hide-the-ball-until-the-big-finale gag that's a lot less funny to me in a post-JonBenet, post-Living Dolls world. Is that what the whole movie was really building towards?

So if you've seen it, let's roll the Big Yellow VW Mini-Bus of Metaphor into the comments, and tell me what I'm missing.

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