Originally Posted by J. Tithonus Pednaud
Wow. I can't believe what I'm reading in this thread. The movie was filled with one dimensional character cards and tired cliches. Not only that, its fucking creepy and sad.
I think we've all been battered by the overused "Homosexual English Scholar who's suicidal pecimism contrasts the obnoxiously optimistic and goal oriented brother in law" Character far too much.
The creepiness of the beauty pagents was completely intentional, because they are freak shows. When you called the girl pot bellied you hit the nail on the head because the whole point was that she was suppose to be the complete antithesis to the typical beauty pageant plastic doll that were in the competition.
I think it's completely respectable to not like this movie, because of the moderately unearned ending and the choppy character development, but it's hard to go along side with not liking it just because it's popular.