Little Miss Sunshine (Widescreen) (2006)

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for language, some sex and drug content.

Overview

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.

The grainy texture of co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's film may initially startle viewers unaccustomed to the indie film world. But its a testament to the cast and crew's efforts that the limitations imposed on the filmmakers are long forgotten by the end of the film. Any concerns about visual murkiness give way to belly laughs and bemusement as the road trip ends and the beauty pageant begins. Likely to have a broad appeal, Dayton and Faris's film resembles a version of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION directed with the pithy eye of Todd Solondz (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE), and it's to the movie's credit that it manages to successfully marry these two seemingly disparate worlds.
Theatrical Release Date 2006
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor, Winner, 2006
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Screenplay, Winner, 2006

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for language, some sex and drug content.

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    101
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Keep Case
    Dual Side - Single Layer
    Audio:
    Dolby Surround - Spanish - Optional
    Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
    Subtitles - English, Spanish, French - Optional
    Additional Release Material:
    Trailers
    Music Video: "Till the End of Time" - DeVotchka
    Deleted Scenes: Alternate Endings
    Audio Commentary: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris - Directors; Michael Arndt - Writer
    Disc 1/Side A:
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Disc 1/Side B:
    Widescreen - 2.35
    Theatrical Release: July 28, 2006
  • Release Date
    04/21/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2006
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for language, some sex and drug content.
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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Sight and Sound 10-01-2006 "The perfect casting makes for some exceptionally confident comedy....With accessible humour and universal themes..."
Ultimate DVD 03-01-2007 5 stars out of 5 -- "Full of eccentric but believable characters, witty dialogue and pitch-perfect performances....Touching, hilarious and quirky..."
Rolling Stone 08-10-2006 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."
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