Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Family Outing

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Family Outing

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Little Miss Sunshine

* Starring Greg Kinnear, Tani Collette, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell * Fox Searchlight * Limited theatrical release begins July 26

My recommendation that you drop everything and drive 200 miles, if necessary, to see Little Miss Sunshine comes down to one thing: I was still laughing out loud as the credits rolled. And as my partner can attest, I'm not an easy target for movie comedy. Wink-wink goofiness and calculated slapstick leave me ice-cold. Sharp-tongued believable people who are a little off-balance and backed into farcical situations by their own quirks--now that's funny.

Sunshine crams six people from one dysfunctional family into a decrepit van and puts them on the road to the misbegotten children's beauty contest of the title. The cast is delightful: the divine Toni Collette as Mom; Greg Kinnear as Dad, effectively annoying for once; Alan Arkin as the deliciously bitter Grandpa; Paul Dano (teen star of L.I.E.) as the willfully mute, Nietzsche-obsessed son; and natural newcomer Abigail Breslin as the pageant-obsessed daughter. …

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