"Little Miss Sunshine" (2006)- Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
Can I just say, this is one of the best ensemble casts ever. Seriously everyone was at the absolute top of their game. I think this is the benchmark that all independent comedy/dramas will be forever compared to. It’s kind of difficult to hate a movie like this, and you leave it with this immense sense of satisfaction. It makes you want to stand up and cheer when that yellow minibus is driving into the distance in the final shot. Mad credz to Michael Arndt for the hilarious screenwriting.
Woody Allen fans instantly had a panic attack when they found out he was making his first drama, and a lot of people just could not warm up to this rather cold movie. However I thought it was an incredibly acute dissection of an upper class family filled with gut wrenching performances. Not to mention, it showed that Woody can write under any circumstances. Seriously, I could just listen to this man’s movies like they were audiobooks.
It sucks that the only Oscar this movie won was for Natalie Portman’s tour-de-force performance. Not that it didn’t deserve it, in fact, it was probably the one that it deserved the most, I just wish it had won something else too. It’s really a masterpiece; independent filmmaking at its absolute finest.
Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year Day 02 – The most underrated movie Day 03 – A movie that makes you really happy Day 04 – A movie that makes you sad Day 05 – Favorite love story in a movie Day 06 – Favorite made for TV movie Day 07 – The most surprising plot twist or ending Day 08 – A movie that you’ve seen countless times Day 09 – A movie with the best soundtrack Day 10 – Favorite classic movie Day 11 – A movie that changed your opinion about something Day 12 – A movie that you hate Day 13 – A movie that is a guilty pleasure Day 14 – A movie that no one would expect you to love Day 15 – A character who you can relate to the most Day 16 – A movie that you used to love but now hate Day 17 – A movie that disappointed you the most Day 18 – A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen Day 19 – Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc. Day 20 – Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress Day 21 – Favorite action movie Day 22 – Favorite documentary Day 23 – Favorite animation Day 24 – That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet Day 25 – The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen Day 26 – A movie that you love but everyone else hates Day 27 – A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters Day 28 – Favorite movie from your favorite director Day 29 – A movie from your childhood Day 30 – Your favorite movie of all time