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Little Miss Sunshine - Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

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Movie propaganda

A family on the verge of a breakdown.

Little Miss Sunshine tells the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfil the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive (Abigail Breslin), an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreak and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film black comedy beauty pageant child girl family road trip VW van disfunction Volkswagon suicide

Persons of interest

  • Steve Carell .... Frank
  • Toni Collette .... Sheryl
  • Greg Kinnear .... Richard
  • Alissa Anderegg .... Sally Kirkwood
  • Alan Arkin .... Grandpa
  • Cassandra Ashe .... Princess/Butterfly
  • Abigail Breslin .... Olive
  • Paul Dano .... Dwayne
  • Beth Grant .... Nancy Jenkins
  • Grant Hayes .... Davey
  • Lindsey Jordan .... Jaime LaGrange
  • Justin Shilton .... Josh
  • Lauren Shiohama .... Miss California
  • Matt Winston .... The MC
  • Michael Arndt .... Screenwriter
  • Jonathan Dayton .... Director
  • Valerie Faris .... Director

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Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Welcome to hell.

The question with this extended family is not why one of them would attempt suicide but why the rest of them didn't. How do people like this keep their will to live? That conundrum, of course, is what makes Little Miss Sunshine a comedy worth watching. You don't have to be a sadist (or masochist) eo enjoy this film but it helps.

The black comedy movie Little Miss Sunshine is directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris and stars Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell.

Government security censorship classification

M (Moderate coarse language, moderate themes, moderate sexual references, infrequent drug use)

Surveillance time

102 minutes (1:42 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 12 October 2006

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