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Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Movie Information

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216

Avg. Rating:

3.05/4

# of Ratings:

751

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/26/2006

Director:

Jonathan Dayton

Actors:

Abigail Breslin
Toni Collette
Greg Kinnear
Paul Dano
Steve Carell
Alan Arkin

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

An extended family tries to make the trek to Little Olive's beauty pageant in their bus. They encounter mishap after mishap in their journey to California.

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Matthew Brady 07/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Little Miss Sunshine is one of those movies that it is hard to find any bad in it, am not giving it the Perfect rating because I don't think it's up that level but this movie is brilliant.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/05/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This is another great performance by Carell and is is a great road-trip adventure movie. All of the characters have their faults in this, but they grow as the road trip goes on. It is funny where it needs to be and sad where it should be. ---Spoiler--- When the young man finds out he is color blind, which will prevent him from becoming a fighter pilot, is an amazing scene with a lot of power. It hurt me to see this kid be so upset. I think the actor did a good job performing the scene which could not have survived on writing alone.

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mitchellyoung 08/01/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Little Miss Sunshine is a hilariously funny and human comedy, one that manages to juxtapose the laughs with truly impactful moments. The ensemble cast portray a variety of fractured family members that somehow find bonding over a cross-country beauty pageant road trip. The film has such a wonderful understanding of the contrasting character motivations and struggles that its climactic third act is one of the more successful half hours in comedy in recent memory.

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  Yojimbo
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01/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Little Miss Sunshine" by Yojimbo

A dysfunctional family go on a road trip from Albuquerque to Redondo Beach to enter their daughter in a beauty pageant. Another one of those quirky to the core indie comedies, Little Miss Sunshine actually has a lot more depth to it than most. It's essentially about the family as a loosely associated group of individuals who somehow manage to live together. Every member of the cast brings a pathos and likeability to their characters in their own particular way, from Greg Kinnear's hilariously desperate motivational speaker, to Steve Carell's suicidal voice of reason to Alan Arkin's to-Hell-with-it-I'm-gonna-die-soon-anyway grandpa. It has loads of laugh out loud moments and a warmth that skillfully manages to sidestep contrived schmaltziness. It all ends up in a genuinely funny parody of ...

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3.5/4 

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  Junoverse611
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06/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Little Miss Sunshine

I cannot say anything bad about this movie- like Juno, it is a quirky movie that does both comedy and drama, and it does them both very well. The dysfunctional Hoover family is made up of a suicidal, gay uncle (Steve Carrell, played when he was almost an unknown), a drug addict, hilarious grandfather (Alan Arkin, who received a Best Actor Oscar win for this role), a housewife mom (Toni Collette), a perfectionalist, motivational speaker- although an unsuccesful one at that- dad (Greg Kinnear), an emo-ish, Neitzsche idolizing brother, Dwayne- and my personal favorite character- who decides to take a vow of silence until he can take flight school- and then of course, we have Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin- who recieved a Best Actress nod for her role)- who wants to be in the Little Miss Sunsh...

Rating of
4/4 

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  TheWolf
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07/27/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Everyone, just... pretend to be normal.

I have a hard time not liking any movie that Steve Carell is in these days. He is a brilliant man, and as far as comedy goes he knows his stuff. This movie is great, Greg Kinnear plays the father of a rag tag family that has various quirks. Richard (Kinnear) is a wannabe motivational speaker that is trying to improve the sales of his latest motivational "master piece". His wife Sheryl (Collette) tries to keep their family together but is so frustrated with her husband and nerve- shredded by the stresses of her home that it seems like she will cave in at any moment. Also in the home is Steve's elderly father, who is perpetually profane and angry and copes with the disappointments of his life by snorting heroin. Richard and Sheryl are raising two children, the cute but seemingly unremarkabl...

Rating of
3/4 

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