Curly Sue


Family and Divorce


Nicoletta Carlone on February 3, 2016 at 5:51 AM.

Bittersweet comedy-drama This a great movie. I saw it when it first came out in 1991 and have liked it ever since. It has a bittersweet storyline about a little girl, and her adoptive father who start out by trying to con a single, rich divorce lawyer out of funds, and end up building a family relationship with her. They teach her what it means to have a family and that there are things beyond money and work. She in turn shows them what having a home can really be like. The story is a timeless mix of comedy and drama…

Stephen B. O'Blenis on February 3, 2016 at 5:57 AM.

If More Comedy/Drama/Family Movies Were This Stunning… “Curly Sue” has the kind of premise that, usually, end up being only partially realized in movies. They end up good, but with a feeling that they could have been a lot better. In “Curly Sue”, the title little girl and her father are homeless people who get by through pulling low-scale little scams – when the dad pretends to, say, be hit by a very expensive-looking car and mildly hurt, the two of them can often end up receiving a sympathy meal at a nice restaurant and perhaps even a place to…