Little Miss Sunshine
Director: Jonathan Dayton
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin
Reason for watching: After hearing someone referring to it, I looked it up online and thought it sounded good.
Comments: Since I had never heard of this until just recently, I didn't know what to expect going in, except that it was quirky. Quirky it was, indeed, but also hilarious and heartwarming. Throughout the whole movie we chuckled over and over but at the end when you find out what the little girl's talent for the beauty pageant is we were roaring with laughter. Every one of the actors was wonderful, Alan Arkin especially and I see he won an Oscar for the part. This is an exceptional movie and one that shouldn't be missed. Recommended!
We've also watched a few movies with the 7yo recently. These are:
Curious George - (own) a bit too sappy, sweet for my tastes but the 7yo liked it well enough.
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again - (TV) enjoyable but the first one is better
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - (library) honestly I was bored with this and couldn't keep my mind on it.
A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Catholic, with Asperger's, who reads and writes as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read or read aloud to my energetic Autistic 13yo.
I love reading almost any book from classics to mysteries to fantasy to manga. I read everything from Christian fiction/non-fiction to dark, paranormal horror novels, go figure. So I'm liable to offend just about everyone with my book choices LOL :-)
I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction and non-fiction, but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that, both fiction and non-fiction. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.
I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, with a nod towards what parents can expect to find that might or might not be objectionable. I am so addicted to graphic novels and manga that I have a separate BLOG just for those reviews. I read well over 200 books a year, and for the first time ever made it to over 300 last year (2012)! Come join me you never know what new treasure you'll find to read here!
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