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Little Miss Sunshine

Road Trip Comedy Movie


Already gathering awards, an independent film may become the surprise delight of the summer. That's my hunch from watching the trailer. I have a sense about these things, also a lifetime of road trip hells to reference. Distributor Fox Searchlight says:
"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 fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams.

"Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreaks, 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."

[Insert "Ahh-hhhhh..." here.]

The project stars Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Alan Arkin with direction by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Please note the picture is rated R and not the family audience package it may appear.

At the official Little Miss Sunshine movie site, view the coming attractions trailer, scene clips, and photo gallery, plus there are cast and production notes. Downloads include a screen saver, desktop wallpapers, and buddy icons.

Visit: Little Miss Sunshine

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