The worst of these kinds of people are those that find fault in everything and rarely come up with any results or solutions to the everyday hurdles and obstacles that we all face in our day to day lives. I have no time for the drama mongers and the nay sayers of the world. Life is hard enough, we all have our crosses to bear and everyone is just doing their best to get through it all, pointing out all of the imperfections just makes things so much harder.
Winston Churchill once said - You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. I think that is an extremely eloquent quote. You never will get anywhere is you spend all of your time picking crap and losing focus.
Best to just get on with things I say, push on, be strong, rise to the occasion and make the best of what you've got. It's never going to be easy, everything worth doing is going to present challenges, but you can't let a little squeeze grind you down.
Somewhere in the world there is someone that wishes that they had the problems that you have now, try to keep that in perspective and be grateful for the chance to learn and grow and change, we really are the privileged ones.
Release Date: 2006
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 101 mins
This black comedy/drama has the best mix of laugh out loud humour and poignant heartfelt struggle that I have ever seen in a film. A break out directorial debut from husband and wife team Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine quickly received critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature in 2006.
Wannabe pageant queen Olive (Abigail Breslin) has landed herself an opportunity to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. Her dysfunctional family join her on a cross-country road trip in an old and unreliable VW wagon, facing many obstacles along the way.
This is a wacky collection of characters thrown together in their one common goal of getting Olive to the pageant. Toni Collette delivers as Olive's hopeful mother, Steve Carrell is great as the suicidal uncle, Paul Dano fulfills his role as the depressed brother and Alan Arkin makes a hilarious grandpa. But it is young Abigail Breslin's stellar performance as Olive that really epitomizes the spirit of this movie, which is to never give up on your dreams. A truly wonderful watch.
FINAL SAY: She's a very freaky girl!
4 Chili Peppers