Little Miss Sunshine

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Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: August 4, 2006
DVD: December 19, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 4.15
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Cast: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin


The motley six-member Hoover family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams.

Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreaks, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge.

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): David T. Friendly, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub
Screenplay: Michael Arndt
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