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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Where's Olive?

Original Title : Little Miss Sunshine
Director : Jonathan Dayton
Valerie Faris
Writer : Michael Arndt
Genre : Comedy
Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Albert Berger , Michael Beugg , Jeb Brody , David T. Friendly , Bart Lipton , Peter Saraf , Marc Turtletaub , Ron Yerxa
Music : Mychael Danna
Devotchka
Photography : Tim Suhrstedt
Distributor : 20th Century Fox Netherlands
MPAA Rating : Rated R for language, some sex and drug content.
IMDB ID : 0449059
Official site : http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/littlemisssunshine/
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poster for "Little Miss Sunshine" by Jonathan Dayton | Valerie Faris (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - Jonathan Dayton | Valerie Faris
 

Starring

Abigail Breslin Olive
Greg Kinnear Richard
Paul Dano Dwayne
Alan Arkin Grandpa
Toni Collette Sheryl
Steve Carell Frank
Marc Turtletaub Doctor
Jill Talley Cindy
Brenda Canela Diner Waitress
Julio Oscar Mechoso Mechanic
Chuck Loring Convenience Store Proprietor
Justin Shilton Josh
Gordon Thomson Larry Sugarman
Steven Christopher Parker Teen Boy
Bryan Cranston Stan Grossman
John Walcutt Doctor
Paula Newsome Linda
Dean Norris State Trooper McCleary
Beth Grant Pageant Official Jenkins
Wallace Langham Kirby
Lauren Shiohama Miss California
Mary Lynn Rajskub Pageant Assistant Pam
Jerry Giles Funeral Home Worker
Geoff Meed Biker Dad
Matt Winston Pageant MC
Joan Scheckel Judge
Cassandra Ashe Girl in Hallway
Mel Rodriguez Officer Martinez
Alexandria Alaman Pageant Contestant
Alissa Anderegg Pageant Contestant
Brittany Baird Pageant Contestant
Cambria Baird Pageant Contestant
Brenae Bandy Pageant Contestant
Kristen Holaas Pageant Contestant
Maliah Hudson Pageant Contestant
Destry Jacobs Pageant Contestant
Lindsey Jordan Pageant Contestant
Shane Murphy Pageant Contestant
Annabelle Roberts Pageant Contestant
Sydni Stevenson-Love Pageant Contestant
Nicole Stoehr Pageant Contestant
Lauren Yee Pageant Contestant
Erik David Photographer (uncredited
Ksenia Jarova Pretty Girl (uncredited
Robert O'Connor Pageant Judge
Matthew W. Tate Funeral Worker
 

Plot

Olive is a little girl with a dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father Richard is a flop as a motivational speaker, and is barely on speaking terms with her mother. Her uncle Frank, a renowned Proust scholar, has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence, which allows him to escape somewhat from the family whose very presence torments him. And Olive's grandfather is a ne'er-do-well with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in far off California. The Hoover family is the dictionary definition for the word "dysfunctional". The dad Richard is a man who gives lectures on winners and losers, the wife is Sheryl, a chain-smoking housewife. The uncle is Frank, who is not only gay, but recently attempted suicide. The grandpa is Edwin, a drug addict. The son is Dwayne a rebel who has vowed not to talk until he gets into the Air Force. And then there is Olive, a seven-year old girl who dreams of going to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. So what happens when they do?
 

Comments

More than a fresh ray of sunshine!, 7 July 2006 Author: aharmas from United States Here is a film that lives up to the expectations of a very funny trailer. It',s an oddball comedy, and it',s dark, and it',s funny, and it',s touching, and it will charm the pants off many in the audience. Here is a simple story in which our lovely contestant and her family try to find their way to California so that she can prove to the world she is not a loser! The premise itself can lead to years of therapy for a family that should get a group rate in psychiatric care.Expert editing and superb comedic performances from all the principals involved will have many overlook the fact that the plot line is a little too contrived at times. The set pieces will have the audience howling with laughter as we see different characters trying to overcome some pretty irreverent obstacles. The scene at the gas station contains moments of deep sadness and offbeat humor, something that Carrell pulls off wonderfully, and none will be able to look at the trunk of a car, some dubious literary material, and highway patrol the same way after seeing the infamous scene in the film.The best is of course, saved for last, and by this time we are waiting for something outrageous which "Little Miss Sunshine" delivers unapologetically. A classic track will probably be recharged for a new generation, as the bonds of family precariously balance a moment that could be as tacky as they come."Sunshine" is one of the best things to come out of American cinema this year, an original film that relies on a script that understands the differences between generations in the same family. It doesn',t explain why each character is as quirky as can be, and it doesn',t build much background because it is not needed to make the film work. Kinnear, Colette, Abigail, Arkin, and Correll are a fine team and keep the film',s feel fresh throughout the film. Here is a family that has no special qualities or powers, a family that will make us rejoice that creativity is still alive in Hollywood, a film that will provide us with plenty of much needed sunshine in an otherwise pretty dull summer.
 
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