Come and see the latest industrial-strength Sundance hit, now with 40% more quirk! Our new & improved independent™ formula leaves no storyline unsolved, no character trait unexplored, no minor role cast with an unrecognizable face, and no dry eye in the house with focus-group approved climactic superfreak dancing! But all the random quirkiness can’t make this thing any less predictable. It’s cute though; they got that much worked out. Marcy’s review is much too kind; I suppose it’s easier to be won over by all the charm-to-spare if you’re in a crowded theater. I took another half star off for the libellous portrayal of quality German engineering.

Little Miss Sunshine. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006. **

[tags]film, 2 stars, cute, independent, comedy, toni collette, abigail breslin, greg kinnear, paul dano, alan arkin, steve carell, quirky[/tags]