Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Little Miss Sunshine
Well, I just saw the film "Little Miss Sunshine" (G-d knows why), (directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris). Which is basically about an American family who all "want to win" real badly, but are all sort of losers, and have to learn to live with it.There are probably many lessons that were intended in it. The one that caught on to me is one statement, where the guy playing the 'bummed out teenager' says "our whole lives are beauty pageants". He was represented as being a fan of Nietzsche, and I could kind of imagine Nietzsche sort of going on that theme. Our whole lives people are judging us; how we look, how much money we make, if we're likable. It's true, and it is rough, especially for unmarried, marriageable age people like me. But it's true throughout life.