Wednesday, February 21, 2007

For Your Consideration: Little Miss Sunshine

The second movie for consideration for Best Picture is Little Miss Sunshine, a quirky (how many times do you think this movie has been called "quirky"?) independent film that cost only $7 million to make.

This was one of my favorites movies for 2007, but I feel it lacks the epic, sweeping style that often garners the Best Picture award. So I say this is a long shot and the underdog, so if it wins, it'll be a real upset. The film does feature outstanding performances by virtually all the stars in the ensemble casts (with the exception of Toni Collette, who played the mom and I felt didn't add much to the equation).

As a theme food item for an Oscar party, serve fried chicken nuggets from KFC (popcorn chicken), which was what the family ate for dinner near the beginning of the film. Supplement the popcorn chicken with this honey mustard dip to playoff the yellow theme used in the movie posters and representing the van used in the movie. And remember, no one gets left behind! :)

Photos courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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