Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Screenwriter: Michael Arndt
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Mark Turtletaub, Jill Tully / Brenda Canela / Julio Oscar Menjoso / Chuck Loring / Justin Shilton / Gordon Thomson / Steven Christopher Parker / Bryan Cranston / John Wolcarter / Paul La Newsome / Dean Norris / Beth Grant / Wallace Langham / Lauren Shiobama / Mary Lane Rajskub / Geoff Mead / Matt Wing Stein / Mel Rodriguez / Alisa Andréger / Eric David / Tara Dawn Holland / Ksenia Jarova / Regis Philbin / …
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Family
Region: United States
Release: 2006-01-20 (Sundance Film Festival) / 2006-08-18 (USA)
Length: 103 minutes
Also known as: Little Miss Sunshine (Hong Kong) / Little Sunshine’s Wish (Taiwan) / Beauty Pageant Family / Little Miss Beauty Pageant
Rating: IMDB 7.8 / Rotten Tomatoes 91%
Olive, 7 years old, wears glasses and has a small belly. She dreams of becoming famous overnight and firmly believes that she will be elected Miss America one day.
Dad, a lecturer who sells success courses, believes that “there are only two kinds of people in the world, winners and losers”, and sells his “Nine Steps to Success” everywhere; brother, an autistic man, admires Nietzsche, in order to be admitted to the flight academy Sworn dumb, did not speak to his family for nine months; uncle, who claimed to be the best Proust research scholar in the United States, gay, lover and colleague ran away, lost his job, attempted suicide, and had a chaotic life; grandpa (played by Alan Alkin) ), the old hooligan who was kicked out of the nursing home, swearing and taking drugs; Mom, the only normal person in this crazy family.
With the support of her family, Olive participated in the “Little Miss Sunshine” beauty pageant, and the family embarked on a collective dream journey.
Can Olive be elected as she wishes? How can family members navigate their individual crises?
Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and written by Michael Arndt. The film features an ensemble cast including Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, and Alan Arkin.
The film follows the dysfunctional Hoover family as they embark on a road trip from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Redondo Beach, California, so that their young daughter Olive can compete in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. Along the way, the family must confront their own personal struggles and come together to support Olive in her dream.
Little Miss Sunshine received critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing over $100 million worldwide. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin’s performance as Olive’s grandfather. The film’s themes of family, self-discovery, and perseverance have resonated with audiences and it has since become a beloved classic.
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