Watching It Now

I'm currently watching this for the 3rd or 4th time right now. 

The family in this film is just so dysfunctional, so torn, so incredibly frustrating, that it's easy to relate to.

Every character is well written and every actor does a perfect job at bringing their character to live.

This is the movie that sparked my strange celebrity crush on Paul Dano who plays Dwayne.  I don't know what it is about him in that movie, but I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for him. 

CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
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11 Responses Mar 14, 2009

Hope I'm not out of line, commenting on this old story. I saw this movie for about the 3rd time last night - it literally made me laugh till i cried. Can anyone suggest any other movies which are comparable in that respect? Thanks - was so happy to find lots of people in one place who love this movie too.

I guarantee you will both fall in love with at least one character from this film.

Thanks for the recommend... I will rent it soon....

Paul Dano is a very underrated young actor.

It breaks my heart to see the pain and devastation that Dwayne goes through. Without giving anything away (for those of EP who haven't seen it yet), all that work and dedication he put into achieving his dream.....

I think one of my favorite scenes in the movie is right after they find out they're going to the pageant and the suicidal uncle and Dwayne are at the table, neither of them wanting to go.

ill have to watch it. ive never seen it!

Actually, you're right. Because my family has moments like that. Often. Maybe what I meant to say was a family whose relationships were strained, finally came together.

Watching such a dysfunctional family and such flawed characters all coming together at the pageant like that was heart warming and absolutely perfect.

I was late seeing it. I saw it for the first time only a few months ago. And I fell in love with it.

this is a great movie! i have it on dvd, and have watched it many, many times. i agree, dwayne is adorable! :)