LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
I love The Office and I was amused by both Bruce Almighty and Anchorman, but unlike most of world, I do not bow at the temple of The 40 Year Old Virgin. If you really want to see Steve Carell’s true range and talent, go see Little Miss Sunshine. Carell plays Uncle Frank, and his dysfunctional movie family includes Toni Collette (in yet another great performance), Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano and fabulous little Abigail Breslin (Signs).
Little Miss Sunshine has the humor and poignancy of Garden State, and the word-of-mouth momentum of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The fantastic cast and script will keep you entertained and smiling from start to finish (the last scene alone is worth the price of admission). Made for just $8 million and gobbled up at Sundance for a record $10.5 million, it is the little-indie-that-could. Go see it in theaters now.