Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

This indie classic had a heart of gold and a skin more scaly and dysfunctional than your own brood. Just about every character in this tale about a wannabe pageant princess has a prominent flaw that only makes them more endearing, particularly Alan Arkin as the heroin-snorting granddad and Toni Collette as the over-worked mother. Bursting with slapstick and a dark, subversive humour, it was part messed-up road trip, part satire of what it means to be a loser in a winner's world.

Winner of the Best Supporting Actor (Arkin) and Best Original Screenplay at the 2007 Academy Awards.
2006Rating: M, Moderate coarse language, Moderate themes, moderate sexual references, infrequent drug use101 minsUSA
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Little Miss Sunshine / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Family road trip comedy that shoots down the American culture of the winner and offers sweet redemption for losers. Distinguished by a flawless cast, a gentle spirit of rebellion and a smart script...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Tucked in between all the hurt and the jokes, the character development and the across-the-board terrific performances is a surprisingly sharp look at contemporary America...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Sly, near-perfect comedy...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As ambitious, honest and subversive as any American movie since "Election"...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A screwball family takes to the road and wondrously finds itself in this crowd-pleaser at Sundance. A brainy blend of farce and heart, this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore. Most winningly, "Little Miss Sunshine" should radiate warm appreciation across age and class lines...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sharp, very funny, surprisingly moving and rejoicing in great work from the entire cast, this sparkling little gem takes the family road movie to unhoped-for heights of hilarity and humanity...

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BBC

BBC

Occasionally the comic incidents feel a little jarring and clunky, such as Richard's attempt to stash a dead body which stops just short of Weekend At Bernie's. Generally though, the story unfolds with a winning blend of sophistication and silliness. Dayton and Faris boldly satirise traditional American values without the easy cynicism - hilariously encapsulated by Olive's precocious posturing at the beauty contest...

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