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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Starring (View all)
Abigail Breslin Abigail Breslin
Olive Hoover
Greg Kinnear Greg Kinnear
Richard Hoover
Paul Dano Paul Dano
Dwayne
Alan Arkin Alan Arkin
Grandpa Edwin Hoover
Toni Collette Toni Collette
Sheryl Hoover
Steve Carell Steve Carell
Frank Ginsberg
Marc Turtletaub Marc Turtletaub
Doctor #1
Jill Talley Jill Talley
Cindy


Written by
Michael Arndt Michael Arndt
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Sentimental, dark, nearly perfect movie.

14 years, 3 months ago at Jan 12 5:21
11 votes
A dysfunctional family travels hundreds of miles on their bus, just to enter the daughter in a beauty pageant.

When talking about dysfunctional families, you can't get much better than this one. Little Miss Sunshine is a perfect blend of dark humor, emotion, and sentimental moments. It mixes both the positive and the negative emotions throughout each character, showing what each ind... read more

Overrated, but solid comedy/drama

15 years, 9 months ago at Jul 5 6:18
4 votes
"There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up."

Little Miss Sunshine is ostensibly a road trip movie concerning the realisation that family is family. It's a wholly daunting task to reinvent the family road trip genre in this contemporary era of cinema, especially if the filmmakers are aim... read more

A very good movie

12 years, 8 months ago at Aug 29 15:41
4 votes
Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I thought I should check it out. Eventually, I wasn’t disappointed and I thought it was a very good movie. Indeed, it is basically a typical quirky indie drama/comedy movie but they managed to create some really touching characters instead of the usual eccentric caricatures. Indeed, it deals with a family and, basically, they are actually all lo... read more
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A comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine” contest that their daughter has qualified for.
Release date: 18 August 2006
Tags: Comedy (84), Drama (60), Road Trip (44), Family (35), 2006 (32), 2000s (21), Adventure (19), Dysfunctional Family (17), Indie (15), Drugs (14), Suicide (14), Beauty Pageant (14), (12), Gay (12), Death (11), Independent Film (9), Roadtrip (9), Arizona (8), New Mexico (8), California (7)
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Love these characters

“Sheryl Hoover (Toni Collette) is trying hold this crazy family together. Her brother Frank Ginsberg (Steve Carell) is just released after his suicide attempt. Her husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) is a bad motivational speaker who is always talking about winning except he's a loser himself. Her son Dwayne (Paul Dano) is tired of his family, and has vow to be silent. Grandpa Hoover (Alan Arkin) was kicked out of his nursing home for misbehaving. Finally daughter Olive (Abigail Breslin) is so excited about getting into the Little Miss Sunshine pageant.

The reason this movie works is that I love these characters. I love everybody except for the dad. They are just so weirdly likable. They are the essence of an underdog story. I love this family, and it's not only for the cute little gir” read more

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She's kickin' ass... that's what she's doing.

“Warning: SpoilersLittle Miss Sunshine is an evoking offbeat family comedy drama.

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