Little Miss Sunshine

2006, Comedy/Drama, 1h 42m

218 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Little Miss Sunshine succeeds thanks to a strong ensemble cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, and Abigail Breslin, as well as a delightfully funny script. Read critic reviews

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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.

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  • Mar 25, 2016
    It's a dark film with characters that (although sometimes might act like jerks) are likeable and you can understand why because of the tough times they've been through. You can cheer for these characters which makes the film good, but I do have some flaws with this film. It doesn't have enough comedy to make it a comedy film. I also don't recall the grandfather's and mother's name. I had to search in the web to find out that the mother's name was Sheryl and the grandfather's name was Edwin.
    Tarin P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2015
    A nice film about a dysfunctional family with a great script. Funny at times, but definitely original. Alan Arkin gives a great performance.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2013
    The silliness of the whole thing makes it work thanks to the strength of its leads from Kinnear and Collette all the way down to Abigail Breslin. There are plenty of surprises to keep it interesting as well.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2013
    Finding people that don't like 'Little Miss Sunshine' is hard to do. It's just a film that happens to have everything going for it: likable characters, memorable quotes, hilarity, delightful performances and a huge dose of incomparable charm. Plus, it's a road movie, which is everyone's favorite genre.
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