Saturday, January 3, 2009
5 Stars - A Should be Wright Classic
This should be a Wright Classic. It is an amazing film. It came on USA tonight. I had to watch it after loving it at least a year ago and haven't seen it since. The greatest thing I think about this film is how the family totally rallys together during the pageant. First of all, Olive and her grandpa's relationship is just the cutest. Then, Greg Kinnear's really only human moment is during the pageant as he becomes ostensibly less and less comfortable. Meanwhile Duayne and Frank have really opened up to eachother. So during Olive's number, which by the way we haven't had a hint of (it's just, I'm going to go practice my rutine over there). But it's totally like this inappropriate for a little girl to dance this way, but, hello, what number in that crazy pageant is? Just in a different way. So funny. So then, this totally disfunctional family just totally gets together in this amazing last scene that I just love. Love it, Love it. Especially when Steve Carrell hauls it into the hotel to get Olive registered. Too great.