Little Miss Sunshine is the story of the dysfunctional Hoover family, taking a cross-country trip in a VW bus to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant.
Little Miss Sunshine was a smash at Sundance, and is getting buzz as this yearís Lost in Translation. Of course calling it this yearís Lost in Translation implies that a Lost in Translation comes along every year, and that just isnít so.
The potential for something pretty cool is there though; the cast alone is good enough to justify a lot of interest in the project. Steve Carell can do no wrong and besides, itís about time he branched out and away from big money blockbusters to a weird indie flick. Heíll make his money in the sequel to Bruce Almighty called Evan Almighty; here heís trying something smaller and more intimate. Think of it as ďThe OfficeĒ in a little yellow Volkswagen bus.
Length: 101 min
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Release Date: July 26, 2006
Starring: Steve Carell (Frank), Toni Collette (Sheryl), Greg Kinnear (Richard), Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Produced by: Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa
Written by: Michael Arndt
if you're excited for Little Miss Sunshine