Monday, August 28, 2006

You know what I love about rainy Sunday afternoons? Being able to go to the movies TWICE. We started out with the 3 o'clock showing of Little Miss Sunshine at the ever so wonderful Railroad Square. I love that place, and I don't go often enough. I did, however, find my new favorite piece of grafitti in the ladies room: "I heart huge cookies". I mean, it's so profound and meaningful. Anways...the movie, it was amazing, fantastic, wonderful, stupendous, hilarious, and dramatic, along with a slew of other great adjectives of which I can't think of right now. Here's the summary from Olive (Abigail Bresling) is a little girl with a dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is a flop as a motivational speaker, and is barely on speaking terms with her mother (Toni Collette). Her uncle Frank (Steve Carrell), a renowned Proust scholar, has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne (Paul Dano), a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence, which allows him to escape somewhat from the family whose very presence torments him. And Olive's grandfather (Alan Arkin) is a ne'er-do-well with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in far off California." All the actors were great. Abigail is adorable. Steve Carrell was amazing as always, in fact, I think I fell in love with him a little more. I loved all his scenes with Paul Dano, they were great. If you couldn't tell, I highly reccommend this movie. It's a MUST see. You won't regret it.

The second movie we caught was the 7 o'clock screening of Accepted. This is a great teen comedy about a guy who gets rejected from every college he applies to and therefore decides to create a fake university so as not to upset his parents. Hilarity ensues. It stars Justin Long (Dodgeball, Waiting..), Jonah Hill (Grandma's Boy), Lewis Black, and Blake Lively (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). I reccommend this to anyone who likes teen comedies.

Oh, and if you haven't seen Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby yet, I reccommend you see that as well. Heck, I saw it twice.


At 1:10 PM, Blogger bookfreak said...

i hate you for being able to see two movies at the theater in one day... if i didn't like you so much, i would throw a curse of laundry, dishes, in-laws, and catvomit on you... (i can't wait to see both of those movies...)

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