Cover image for Little Miss Sunshine
Title:
Little Miss Sunshine
Author:
Berger, Albert.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California.
General Note:
Title from container.

Special features: Side A: Full screen feature; audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka; trailers ; Side B: Widescreen feature; audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka; forced trailer combo.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for language, some sex and drug content.
UPC:
024543403319

024543403357

024543403371
Format :
DVD

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When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams in former music video directorial team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' quirky feature debut, starring Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, and Toni Collette. Despite early career success as an outspoken motivational speaker, family patriarch Richard (Kinnear) continues to cling to his "Refuse to Lose" philosophy, much to the chagrin of his increasingly annoyed spouse, Sheryl (Collette). Add into the mix a Nietzsche-reading teenage son (Paul Dano) who has taken a vow of silence until he finds his fate as a fighter pilot; a horny, heroin-happy grandfather (Alan Arkin) with a penchant for creative profanity; and a suicidal genius (Carell) and Proust scholar still reeling about losing both his male lover and his MacArthur Foundation genius grant -- and the stage is set for a road trip in which sanity is sure to take the back seat. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi