Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]

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 and Proust scholar (Carell) 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. Fox's 2006 DVD release offers a commentary track by first-time directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris as well as writer Michael Arndt, and deleted scenes.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.55 out of 5 stars.
4.5
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 48)

Special Features

  • 4 alternate endings with directors' commentary
  • Directors' commentary by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
  • Screenwriter's commentary by Michael Arndt with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
  • Music video "Till the End of Time" performed by DeVotchKa from the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack

Synopsis

Little Miss Sunshine
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

Cast & Crew

  • Greg Kinnear
    Greg Kinnear - Richard
  • Toni Collette
    Toni Collette - Sheryl
  • Steve Carell
    Steve Carell - Frank
  • Paul Dano
    Paul Dano - Dwayne
  • Abigail Breslin
    Abigail Breslin - Olive

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 out of 54.5
48 Reviews
94%of customers recommend this product.

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