Monday, January 01, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine

My family watched Little Miss Sunshine the other night. If you can stomach liberal doses of vitamin "F," you might want to consider parttaking of the movie. We thought it was hilarious. It also made some good points, so here are some quotes to whet your appetite.
"I wish I could just sleep until I was eighteen and skip all this crap- high school and everything- just skip it. "
"You know Marcel Proust? "
"He's the guy you teach. "
"Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh- he gets down to the end of his life... and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered- Those were the best years of his life, 'cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn't learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you're 18... Ah, think of the suffering you're gonna miss. I mean high school? High school- Those are your prime suffering years. You don't get better suffering than that."

"Life is one f'n beauty contest after another."

1 comment:

Autobahn said...

I actually just watched that for the second time recently. I found the characters to be pretty funny for the most part. I particularly liked the father and, despite his vulgarity, the grandfather because he was the opposite of what you'd expect from a grandfather figure. I got a kick out if the "so you don't speak because of Friedrich Nietzsche" line myself. Maybe not a classic film, but I'd take it over the average comedy any day.