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Little Miss Sunshine
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris


Picked up after a well-received showing at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is a low-budget comedy about a family road trip from Albuquerque to California. The story begins when young Olive (Abigail Breslin) is given a shot at the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, and manages to coerce her family into driving west in their worn-down VW van. Olive's father, Richard (Greg Kinnear), takes charge of the trip, while her mother, Sheryl (Toni Collette), brother Dwayne (Paul Dano), uncle Frank (Steve Carell), and eccentric grandfather (Alan Arkin) all come along for the ride. What follows resembles a budget-stricken version of PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: seemingly endless (and hilarious) mishaps befall the family as they wind their way across the country. Couple this with the witty interplay between a well-drawn set of dysfunctional characters, and that's the LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE formula in a nutshell; all the audience needs to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 101 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2006

LANGUAGE - English, Spanish

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Dual Side - Single Layer

Audio:

Dolby Surround - Spanish - Optional

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Director

Jonathan Dayton

Director

Valerie Faris

Producer

Albert Berger

Producer

Peter Saraf

Producer

Marc Turtletaub

Producer

Ron Yerxa

Screenwriter

Michael Arndt

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Press

"[T]his is a comic gem, uproarious and heartfelt at the same time....Alan Arkin gives an Oscar-caliber performance..."

- Stacey Farber, Movieline's Hollywood Life

3 stars out of 4 -- "[S]omething wonderful: a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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