Brilliant! This has been a good year for movies, but as of this weekend, my favorite so far is Little Miss Sunshine.
Imagine, if you will, a movie that has intelligent writing, positive character development, and downright guffaw-inducing comedy. I know what you're saying... "In Hollywood? Come on, John. Surely you jest." Well I'm here to tell you that such an animal does exist. Yes, Virginia, there is good filmmaking!
Steve Carrell is brilliant. Toni Collette is fantastic. Alan Arkin is legendary. Greg Kinnear doesn't screw it up. And the kids... well, they're the stars of the thing.
Talledega Nights was funny - very funny, but Little Miss Sunshine was drop-dead classic. Go see it. Let's see if we can really drum up some support for this thing. Write your Congressman!