Little Miss Sunshine
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4 Nominations / 2 Wins
Year 2006
Director Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton
Writer Michael Arndt
Starring Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin
79th Academy Awards

Little Miss Sunshine is an American comedy-drama road film and is the directorial debut of married couple Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton and the writing debut of Michael Arndt.




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, 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.