History Film / LittleMissSunshine

17th May '16 5:56:13 AM Aquila89
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* TraumaCongaLine: The events leading up to Frank's suicide attempt.

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* TraumaCongaLine: The events leading up to Frank's suicide attempt. First, he fell in love with one of his students, who didn't return his feelings and started a relationship with Frank's rival, Larry Sugarman instead. Frank was so upset by this, that his behavior got him fired, and he had to leave his apartment move into a motel. Then he heard that Sugarman got a "Genius Grant" from the [=MacArthur=] Foundation. At this point he couldn't take it any longer and tried to kill himself.
10th May '16 5:37:14 AM Snicka
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* AgeInappropriateDress: [[spoiler:Olive's dance at the pageant.]]

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* AgeInappropriateDress: [[spoiler:Olive's dance The contestants at the pageant.pageant wear very sexualized outfits, despite being 6-10 years old. Olive's outfit is very modest (and much more age-appropriate) compared to them. [[spoiler:However, Olive compensates this by performing a very raunchy dance that her grandfather taught her.]]
4th Apr '16 10:53:07 AM Aquila89
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Olive towards Frank when he's explaining why he tried to kill himself. Frank doesn't take offense, however.
-->'''Frank:''' I fell in love with someone who didn't love me back.
-->'''Olive:''' Who?
-->'''Frank:''' One of my grad students. I was very much in love with him.
-->'''Olive:''' Him? It was a boy? You fell in love with a boy?
-->'''Frank:''' Yes, I did. Very much so.
-->'''Olive:''' That's silly.
-->'''Frank:''' You're right. It was silly. It was very, very silly.
26th Feb '16 8:46:42 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* BittersweetEnding
17th Sep '15 1:58:19 PM Berrenta
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[[BlackComedy Dark, dysfunctional]] and wildly hilarious family comedy about a [[RoadMovie Road Trip]], directed by husband-and-wife team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

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[[BlackComedy Dark, dysfunctional]] and wildly hilarious family comedy about a [[RoadMovie Road Trip]], {{Road Trip|Plot}}, directed by husband-and-wife team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.



* RoadMovie: Most of the movie takes place traveling to the pageant.

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* RoadMovie: RoadTripPlot: Most of the movie takes place traveling to the pageant.
8th May '15 8:39:50 PM nombretomado
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** With Richard and Sheryl having a loud argument in the hotel next door, Dwayne simply lies in bed listening. Frank advises him against listening to them bicker and puts on the TV, where a speech by GeorgeWBush is on. Dwayne shuts it right back off and goes back to listening to the argument.

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** With Richard and Sheryl having a loud argument in the hotel next door, Dwayne simply lies in bed listening. Frank advises him against listening to them bicker and puts on the TV, where a speech by GeorgeWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is on. Dwayne shuts it right back off and goes back to listening to the argument.
8th May '15 6:53:01 AM Kalmbach
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* TheAllegedCar: Their [=VW=] bus. First, the starter breaks so the car needs to be push started every time, then the horn breaks and it beeps constantly, and finally, the sliding door falls out.

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* TheAllegedCar: Their [=VW=] bus. First, the starter transmission breaks so the car needs to be push started every time, then the horn breaks and it beeps constantly, and finally, the sliding door falls out.



%%* BlackComedy

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%%* BlackComedy* BlackComedy: You will laugh at this movie, and you will probably feel terrible about it.



%%* DysfunctionalFamily

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%%* DysfunctionalFamily* DysfunctionalFamily: Mother and father on the verge of divorce, mopey son that hates everybody, suicidally-depressed uncle, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking grandfather who likes porn.]]



** However, he does state that the difference between them isn't that winners are inherently better people, but that [[TheDeterminator they never give up]].



* TokenGoodTeammate: Olive to the Hoovers due to the ChildrenAreInnocent coming into play. [[spoiler: Kirby, Ms. California and arguably the pageant assistant for the pageant staff.]]

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* TokenGoodTeammate: Olive to the Hoovers due to the ChildrenAreInnocent coming into play. [[spoiler: Kirby, Ms. California and arguably the pageant assistant for the pageant staff.]]
8th May '15 6:26:56 AM Kalmbach
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* TheAllegedCar: Their [=VW=] bus. First, the clutch breaks so the car needs to be push started every time, then the horn breaks and it beeps constantly, and finally, the sliding door falls out.

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* TheAllegedCar: Their [=VW=] bus. First, the clutch starter breaks so the car needs to be push started every time, then the horn breaks and it beeps constantly, and finally, the sliding door falls out.



%%* DrivingStick

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%%* DrivingStick* DrivingStick: The only way they can start the Bus is by pushing it and popping the clutch.



%%* {{Meganekko}}: Olive.

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%%* * {{Meganekko}}: Olive.Olive and her big chunky glasses.



%%* MoodWhiplash: The entire movie.

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%%* * MoodWhiplash: The Goes back and forth between subtle (or hilarious) humor and dark drama through the entire movie.



* TheSocialDarwinist: Richard and his "There are only tow people in this world; winners and losers" mentality.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: Richard and his "There are only tow two people in this world; winners and losers" mentality.
8th May '15 6:21:23 AM Kalmbach
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* LargeHam: The pageant MC, especially his painfully-corny rendition of "America".
15th Apr '15 8:55:59 AM Aquila89
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* CheerfulChild: Olive, though breaks down at one time, is always jolly and endearing.

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* CheerfulChild: Olive, though breaks down at one time, is almost always jolly and endearing.
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