Born on November 1st, 1972
From Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
After his wife is committed to a psychiatric facility, a distracted politician (Anthony LaPaglia) hires a crazy hitchhiker (Toni Collette) to take care of his five dysfunctional daughters.
The Hoover family -- a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano) and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) -- puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group's quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route.