Take a hilarious ride with the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families in comedy history.
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.
*Directors Commentary by Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris
**On the Road with the Hoovers: The Making of Little Miss Sunshine
**We're Gonna Make It... A session with Mychael Danna and DeVotchka
**Who Are The Hoovers?
**No One Gets Left Behind: The Music of Little Miss Sunshine
**Till the End of Time Performed by DeVotchka From the Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack
Cast & Crew
... a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it.
... this isn't much more than a glorified sitcom, but it deftly dramatizes our conflicting desires for individuality and an audience to applaud it.
Hilarious, profane and as much fun as you are going to have in a theater this summer.
The funniest and most gracefully written, acted and directed dysfunctional-American-family farce comedy of the year thus far.
Dayton and Faris satirize our win-win culture, but they don't miss a trick promoting Little Miss Sunshine for the winner's circle.
Little Miss Sunshine makes you want to gather all the kooks in your life and take a road trip.
... a film of small and gratifying surprises.