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

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

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    What makes husband-and-wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' hilarious debut such a great family film isn't that it's suitable for the whole family (it's not), but that it speaks a simple truth about what it means to be part of one. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    Sly, near-perfect comedy. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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