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Pile together a blue-ribbon cast, a screenplay high in quirkiness, and the Sundance stamp of approval, and you've got yourself a crossover indie hit. That formula worked for Little Miss Sunshine, a frequently hilarious study of family dysfunction. Meet the Hoovers, an Albuquerque clan riddled with depression, hostility, and the tattered remnants of the American Dream; despite their flakiness, they manage to pile into a VW van for a weekend trek to L.A. in order to get moppet daughter Olive (Abigail Breslin) into the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. Much of the pleasure of this journey comes from watching some skillful comic actors doing their thing: Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette as the parents (he's hoping to become a self-help authority), Alan Arkin as a grandfather all too willing to give uproariously inappropriate advice to a sullen teenage grandson (Paul Dano), and a subdued Steve Carell as a jilted gay professor on the verge of suicide. The film is a! crowd-pleaser, and if anything is a little too eager to bend itself in the direction of quirk-loving Sundance audiences; it can feel forced. But the breezy momentum and the ingenious actors help push the material over any bumps in the road.-- Robert Horton
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--This text refers to the DVD edition.
The title is misleading. The movie seems to champion bad language and disfunctional families.
Great movie with a quirky storyline, highly recommended for people with a dry sense of humourPublished 4 months ago by Amazon567432
je l`ai acheté car je suis un amateur de westfalia , l`histoire est cucul un peu mais divertissant tout de même ...jeu d`acteurs ok ! Read morePublished 7 months ago by bigdan911
I love Little Miss Sunshine, it’s a fantastic independent epic that demonstrated not only a shocking realism to dysfunctional family relationships, behaviours and hardships, but... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jocelyne Girard
this is a very indie and beautiful movie. I enjoyed it a lot. I've also lend my copie to a couple of friends who wanted to watch it as well.Published on May 12 2013 by Pat
This is a very good fun loving movie. Lots of laughs and lots of entertainment all at the same time. ;-)Published on Feb. 9 2013 by Sharron Sinclair
This film is odd, unique, heartbreakingly sad at moments, and often very very funny. It's full of emotion and love and everyone involved does such a good job with presenting their... Read morePublished on Dec 21 2011 by Brittany Pretty