If everyone loves a winner, why do we walk out of Little Miss Sunshine  in love with the film’s miserable losers? It’s probably because the movie recognizes that most of us are losers. And that’s OK.
The Straight Story  is a glorious aberration. At a time when movies tend to dazzle with speed and style, it rolls along at a snail's pace, allowing us plenty of time to observe the changing sky and the flora in the roadside ditches.