Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2006
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91%
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Little Miss Sunshine succeeds thanks to a strong ensemble cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, and Abigail Breslin, as well as a delightfully funny script.

Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York

All indie-movie families may start out unhappy in their own way, but by the time the final credits roll, everyone remains complacent, confident of their brood's superiority.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

... this isn't much more than a glorified sitcom, but it deftly dramatizes our conflicting desires for individuality and an audience to applaud it.

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Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Sentimental low points and contrived idiosyncrasies aside, Little Miss Sunshine still boasts wonderful performances, a cheeky sense of humor and an original story.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Sunny or dark, comedy should never be as predictable as Little Miss Sunshine.

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Time Out

For a movie generated from the Amerindie algorithm of family dysfunction, road-trip catharsis and studied quirk, this dark-edged ensemble comedy often borders on the loveable.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

An achingly deliberately madcap family adventure that skates by thinly on the collective charms of its ensemble cast.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

... a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Hilarious, profane and as much fun as you are going to have in a theater this summer.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

While the screenplay is impressive and deserving of its recognition, it is Alan Arkin's performance-of-a-lifetime that separates this from other well-written small movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Wonderful, touching, original, and engaging in every way. I rarely watch a movie twice; I've seen this one three times, and enjoyed it each time.
Kase Vollebregt
'Little Miss Sunshine' is a tender but fierce film that never sputters as it reveals its intentions and brilliance. This is clearly the world we live… More
Sophie Burgess
A hugely enjoyable yet haunting film, which leaves you with a great feeling and an urge to better yourself somehow. The characters are perfectly formed and… More
KJ Proulx
"Little Miss Sunshine" is credibly gifted with an amazing cast, a fantastically plotted series of events, and classic film elements that will jump… More
Directors Cat
Little Miss Sunshine is the movie that's redefined the dysfunctonal family. Although marketed as a comedy it's more of a moving, inspiring and… More
Sam Barnett
The family on display here is so dysfunctional and cramped that you feel the frustration build inside of you, just as it does in these characters. While… More