Little Miss Sunshine

I’m a little late to the Little Miss Sunshine party. It’s languised on my to-watch list for months, and last week I finally got around to renting the DVD. From the trailer and reaction I was concerned it might be another Life Aquatic – I’d see that it was interesting yet be unmoved – but, happily, I enjoyed it very much. Most reactions I’ve seen online seem to centre on the negative elements, usually quoting demonstrably untrue cliches about modern Hollywood films, but I thought it was heartwarming and touching, admittedly in a bittersweet way, and the ending was positively joyous. Lovely.