Saturday, September 16, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Release Date: July 26, 2006 (limited)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Screenwriter: Michael Arndt
Starring: Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for language, some sex and drug content)

Plot Summary: "Little Miss Sunshine" tells the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreak, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge.

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