Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine is the one of my favorite movies. It is a delightful blend of emotion, wisdom and strength. 

It is all happening during the course of a single journey. 

The movie is 2006 comedy-drama film that revolves around 7-year-old, Olive who is going on the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ beauty contest.

The entire family reluctantly sets out on long road-trip in a minivan from their home in New Mexico to California, to reach the beauty contest in time. 

During the journey everyone has their own epiphanies. 

Olive's father wants his daughter to win so badly, he inadvertently projects so many of his own failures onto her, pressuring her to win the pageant at any cost. 

As usually happens in life, we do things what others project on us so little Olive now wants to win not for herself, but to make her father proud. 

In one of the most emotional moments of the film, Olive tells her grandfather that she’s afraid of being a loser to which he wisely reassures her by saying, “Losers are people who are so afraid of winning, they don’t even try.” 

This brings me to another movie - Lost in Translation with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johannsson. Sofia Coppola directed the movie back in 2003. 

That film is a story about loneliness and isolation. 

Even thousands of people surrounds you, you are unaware of their existence, you are lonely and isolated, hopelessly living your pity life, missing something.

Why didn't he fuck her? This question continues to bother me until this day. 

Men deal with lots of frustration to get laid. Men wait around for weeks or months until a woman sleeps with them. But not this guy. 

While he makes an add for whiskey brand looking so macho, in reality, he portraits insecurity, resentment, frustration and.....  hope (only god knows for what). On the end, they are left miserable. 

And that how life ends for the most of people. 

His last words to her were: I know, I'm going to miss you, too. 

Fuck you Bob! 

I don't like the movie. I don't like hope. I hate karaoke bars and I despise Bob because being funny is what he does for a living, and right there with Charlotte, he was too tired and sad to do be funny for free.

People are afraid of winning! 

They don’t even try...

This perhaps best reflects the heart of not only the movie ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ but also people's life. 

Life is not about winning or losing, it is about making an effort and putting yourself out there that is the most important.