Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American tragicomedy road film and the directorial debut of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin. The movie was one of the biggest deals made in the history of the Sundance Film Festival, and its distribution rights were bought by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
About Little Miss Sunshine in brief
Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American tragicomedy road film and the directorial debut of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by first-time writer Michael Arndt. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin. Little Miss Sunshine was an overwhelming box office success, earning USD 101 million, and was praised mainly for the performances, screenplay and humor. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two: Best Original Screenplay for Michael Arandt and Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkins. It also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature and received numerous other accolades. The movie was one of the biggest deals made in the history of the Sundance Film Festival, and its distribution rights were bought by Fox Searchlight Pictures for one of their biggest deals ever. The family goes on an 800-mile road trip in their yellow Volkswagen van. Throughout the road trip, the family suffers numerous personal setbacks and discover their need for each other’s support. In the final leg of the trip, Dwayne discovers that he is color blind, which means he cannot become a pilot, prompting him to finally break his silence and shout his anger and disdain for his family. Olive, the daughter of Richard and Sheryl and the youngest of the Hoover family, is an aspiring beauty queen who is coached by Edwin.
Her parents and Grandpa want to support her, and Frank and Dwayne cannot be left alone, so the whole family goes. Olive’s hitherto-unrevealed dance performance scandalizes the audience and horrifies most of the audience. Despite the other girls being hypersexualized, Olive’s burlesque performance reviles one of them, Rick James’ ‘Super Freak’, and she is removed from the stage alongside one other member of the family. Richard is certain that Olive’s turn to perform in the talent portion draws near, and wants to talk her out of performing. As Olive goes on stage, however, she is revealed to be a striptease performed to a revamp of Rocasound by a revved-up version of James’ “Super Freak” The film had a limited release in the U.S. on July 26, 2006, and later expanded to a wider release starting on August 18. It has been released in more than 100 countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, and the UK. It is also available on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States, with the option to buy the entire film for $99.99. The UK version of the film was released on September 14, 2011. The U.K. version was released in cinemas on September 17, 2011, with a UK release date of September 18, 2012, and a European release on September 19, 2013.