Saturday, August 04, 2007

Two thumbs up

I fell in love with a movie today called "Little Miss Sunshine". If you haven't seen it, you should. It's funny, in a dysfunctional family kind of way. It's heartfelt. There were times you could have been sad, but I walked away feeling really refreshed. The end, where the little girl performs her talent routine in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant, was worth every single second of the movie.

It's really wonderful.

I also finally got around to watching "Capote" which was more wonderful that what I expected. Dark and dramatic, it was also compelling and I couldn't stop watching it. It was like a book you can't put down. I'm re-reading (for at least the tenth time) "To Kill a Mockingbird" for book club, so I'm into learning about Truman Capote and Harper Lee and that whole time period.

Luckily I watched "Little Miss Sunshine" after "Capote", otherwise I might have spent the day depressed!


Emily said...

Little Miss Sunshine is one my favorite movies! I have it listed in my blogger profile! I have it on DVD. Who can't relate to that family? Glad you like it too!

Elizabeth said...

She's a very kinky girl... I LOVE that movie. I wish I could experience the way I felt the first time I saw the talent show part every time I see that movie. It was priceless.

not so zen momma said...

Little Miss Sunshine: The best ensemble cast I've seen in several years.

Capote: A crime it didn't win best pictures. What a beautiful and moving film. Don't you feel differently about how you view crime and murder?