今天向大家介紹的這部《陽光小美女》應該就是這樣一部電影。這部電影 2006 年亮相美國圣丹斯電影節，一首映就遭遇全場觀眾笑劈叉的高潮。這種群情激昂的澎湃熱度一浪高過一浪，當觀眾齊刷刷地瞬間跳起為這部電影喝彩時，坐在觀眾席上的女主角小 Olive 的扮演者阿比蓋爾·布蕾斯琳嚇了一跳，還以為劇院著火了，發生了意外。這部電影創下圣丹斯電影節的賣片紀錄，?？怂固秸諢糇罱K以 1050 萬美元購得發行權。憑借這部片子所展現的對于生活的幽默和智慧，這部電影最終以 800 萬美元的制片成本，在全球取得過億的票房奇跡！
At the beginning of the film, "Little Miss Sunshine" Olive appears -- a seven year old girl with big glasses and a round little belly. "Sunshine" is OK, but "beauty" is not. Her dream is to become a beauty pageant winner. Look at her, mimicking the beauty winner's every move when she wins a prize with an envious look on her face. With the help of her grandfather, she had already made it to the local runner-up of the Little Miss Sunshine pageant and earned a chance to enter the finals. At her mother's urging, the family planned to accompany her to Los Angeles for the competition.
Driving in a beat-up little yellow van, a family of six sets out on a journey.
Dad, Richard, is a lecturer in marketing the "Success Study" course. In his view, there are only two kinds of people: "winners" and "losers." But his specialty, "The Nine Secrets of Success," didn't bring him success. He speaks passionately on stage to a small audience. At home, he talks all about success, but people don't agree with him. Brother is autistic boy, a head of messy hair is a face as if peeled banana face, his expression is dull, refused to speak for more than nine months; Grandpa, dirty mouth, drugs, love to read erotic magazines, was kicked out of the nursing home philanderers; Mom Shelley, a tired housewife, and her husband have a variety of disagreements on big and small issues; Uncle Frank, homosexuality, because of lovelorn and career of double thwarted and suicide, need time someone to see live "burden". Can such a bunch of real "losers" help "little beauty" succeed?
Sure enough, on the road, the dream bubble that father is informed he gives a book was soupy, face bankruptcy; Uncle in helping grandpa to buy erotic magazine encounter lead to his suicide "lover" and "rival in love", the mood is more depressed; Grandpa talks dirty all the way and dies of a drug overdose halfway, and Olive almost can't participate in the competition; Brother's dreams of becoming a pilot are dashed when he discovers he is color-blind; The small old car is also out of condition and has to be pushed to start; Even, in the panic, Olive was left at the gas station.
Eventually, the family stole grandpa's corpse from the hospital, shoved it in the trunk and made it to the race site. You will be disqualified for being three minutes late! Dad somehow said, even kneel down, finally, let the little beauty on the stage! Now, the plot should be reversed, right? I really hope that the little beauty can win, so that this "failed home" can be successful! However, there is no imagined success! Nymphomaniac Grandpa taught Olive how to striptease! Amid the boos, the family danced to save Olive from being kicked off the stage, but ended up with a "never compete" ending.
The older brother, who worshipped Nietzsche, exercised hard to fulfil his dream of becoming a 'pilot' and vowed not to speak until he succeeded, and has been banned for nine months. He disdains a roomful of "trashy" family members, with "I Hate Everyone" notes posted on the door. In his heart, he held the same values as his father, that there were only two kinds of people in the world -- winners and losers. He despised the losers, and hated the family members around him who failed. On the way, he suddenly discovers that he is colorblind, and his dream of becoming a pilot is shattered, which makes him almost collapse! He yelled at his mother, "I don't want to be your family, I hate you bastards, you 'Loser'!" He can not accept himself as a loser, wanton vent to the loser's family hate and dissatisfaction.
In the film, the "older brother" learns that he is colorblind and goes into hysterics, screaming wildly, squatting on the ground and crying, away from the "loser" family he hates. Then it was time for the game. His sister came to him silently and nestled against him without saying a word. He began to come to his senses, silently led his sister back to the car, and apologized to his family. And this one vent, let him find a breakthrough in communication with his family, he spoke -- love instead of hate, he reached a reconciliation with his family.
After that, he began to come out of the closet and connect with people. In a conversation
with my uncle, he said that he hoped to wake up at eighteen, so that he could avoid many painful times. His uncle, who studied Proust and considered himself the best Proust scholar in America, told him, "Marcel Proust came to the end of his life, and he looked back on all the painful days, and decided that the painful days were the best of his life, because they made him what he was. What about those happy years? You know, complete waste, learning nothing." He found that, originally, the pain itself also has value, the pain of the dream is not a fortune in life. "Life is one beauty contest after another," he said. If I want to fly, I will find a way to fly. Do what you love."
Seeing those little girls who were shaped by the adult's aesthetic standards, the elder brother felt that his younger sister should not be allowed to participate in this competition. He did not want his younger sister to be judged by a bunch of so-called "success criteria" to judge her "success" and "failure." He wanted to stop his sister from taking part in the race. But my sister was already on the stage. Although she was aware that with her round belly, she would not be able to compete with little girls, she muster up the courage to take the stage so as not to disappoint her grandfather in heaven. Unexpectedly, grandpa teaches the dance with striptease nature! The judges were so shocked that they called her unseemly and threatened to kick her off the stage. At this point, members of the "useless" family, including the autistic brother, choose to stand by the young beauty and they all jump on stage to cheer her on in a funny but happy dance. Olive completed her dance with the protection of her loved ones. In the end, despite her failure to win the Little Miss Sunshine trophy or even being disqualified from future competitions, she understood what her grandfather meant when he said, "You know what failure is? The real loser is the one who's so afraid of not succeeding that he doesn't even try." To try is to succeed, and she has no regrets.
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