Little Miss Sunshine
The humor that ensues when six very different family members climb into a marginally functional VW bus for a trip from New Mexico to Redondo Beach would be enough to highly recommend Little Miss Sunshine. However, in light of what Lama Marut has said about the challenges of travel and the need to maintain a calm, happy outlook in the face of changing circumstances, this film is even more worth a view. Filled with a wonderful cast and the pressing need to get Olive, the 10 year old daughter, to Redondo Beach in time for the Little Miss Sunshine Beauty Pageant, the film covers such topics dharmic as the folly of intellectual pursuit for its own sake and the joy of placing the needs of another before your own. What really marked the film special is, as Lama Marut has mentioned, the need to slow down and enjoy the road because, as all of the characters of this film would attest, the destination we reach often looks far different than the one we set out for.