Little Miss Sunshine


Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear

Plot: In Albuquerque, Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank home to stay with her family. Sheryl's husband Richard is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne's grandfather Edwin was sent away from the institution for elders and is addicted in heroin. When her seven-year-old daughter Olive has a chance to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant the whole family take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

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