• Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2006

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Justin Shilton, Alissa Anderegg

Director: Jonathan Dayton , Valerie Faris

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Big Beach, Bona Fide Productions

Keywords: 2000s , Father , Quest , Family , Brother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Family. Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em. Little Miss Sunshine, a stormy quasi-comedy destined to polarize audiences, is a perfect specimen of this unsentimental attitude. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A brainy blend of farce and heart, this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    While the film itself isn't perfect, who cares about perfection in the face of abundant life, authentic screwiness and lovely surprises by the busload? show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)