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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 100
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    Sly, near-perfect comedy. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture