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Little Miss Sunshine

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

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About the Movie

Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program... with no success. Meanwhile, "pro-honesty" mom Sheryl (Toni Collette) lends support to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother (Steve Carell), fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. Then there are the younger Hoovers - the seven-year-old, would-be beauty queen Olive (Abigail Breslin) and Dwayne (Paul Dano), a Nietzsche-reading teen who has taken a vow of silence. Topping off the family is the foul-mouthed grandfather (Alan Arkin), whose outrageous behavior recently got him evicted from his retirement home. When Olive is invited to compete in the "Little Miss Sunshine" pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her - with riotously funny results.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 212
  • Fresh: 192
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: ... a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: The funniest and most gracefully written, acted and directed dysfunctional-American-family farce comedy of the year thus far. – Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: ... this isn't much more than a glorified sitcom, but it deftly dramatizes our conflicting desires for individuality and an audience to applaud it. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: ... an amusing movie, viciously well-written and brilliantly acted. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great movie

This movie gave me tears near the end. I thought it was a very well written story, with some good actors. I definitely recommend a rent at least. But if you trust me, buy it. It's worth it, and I guarantee your gonna love it!


By far one of my top movies of all time, terrific story and terrific acting, you will laugh and cry!


This is pretty much one of the best movies of all time. I've never met anyone who has seen it and not totally loved it. If you haven't seen it already, you owe it to yourself to watch it.

Little Miss Sunshine
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2006

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