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Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she's heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi.
Personally, I enjoyed this movie about an off-beat woman who decides compete in the Miss Firecracker contest.
She wants to go from being Miss Hot Tamale to Miss Firecracker. Read more
This is a classic movie about true southern eccentrics. Great cast. cheers, karl giesPublished 1 month ago by Karl Gies
Torn between 2 and 3 stars. I decided to go with 3 because I guess it was OK but it was just barely. Nope, now that I think of it I am going back to two starsPublished 4 months ago by Sophronia Adams
A good movie with a good message for your kids about the important things in life . One of Holly Hunters best performances . Read morePublished 6 months ago by hempy
Not what I expected. Very disappointed in the story plot. Really thought it was going to be entertaining.Published 12 months ago by Amanda
I enjoyed this movie. I sent it to my daughter to watch with her young daughters.Published 13 months ago by sandy
I have always considered this movie a companion to Raising Arizona. It's the quirky, story of a small town former, 'Miss Hot Tamale', Carnelle, (Holly Hunter). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Englishlass
Completely charming, bittersweet story of small town, Southern life and pageantry-with hilarious performances by Alfre,Mary, and Holly ensuring that this little classic "shall... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Denny Rhodes
"Miss Firecracker" looks a little bit like a remake of "Picnic," which is a fine film, "Miss Firecracker" isn't. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Skip Hughes