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Little Miss Sunshine Movie

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No one among the Hoovers quite has it together, but it's not for lack of trying. Father Richard, a hopelessly optimistic motivational speaker, is desperately attempting to sell his 9-step program for success--without much success. Meanwhile, the Hoovers' "pro-honesty" mother Sheryl is constantly harried by her family's eccentric secrets, especially those of her brother, a suicidal Proust scholar fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his gay lover. Then there are young Hoovers with their unlikely dreams--the four-eyed, slightly pump, seven year-old would-be beauty queen Olive and Dwayne, an anger-fueled, Nietzche-reading teen who has taken a staunch vow of silence until he gets into the Air Force Academy. Topping off the family is the grandfather, a foul-mouthed pleasure-seeker recently kicked out of his retirement home for snorting heroin. They might not be the picture of the perfect mental health, but when a fluke gets Olive invited to compete in the fiercely competitive "Little Miss Sunshine" competition in California, the whole Hoover family rallies behind her. They pile into their rusted-out VW bus and head West on a three-day tragicomic journey filled with madcap surprises and leading up to Olive's big debut--which will change the entire misfit family in ways they could never imagine.

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Steve Carell (as Frank )
Toni Collette (as Sheryl )
Greg Kinnear (as Richard )
Alissa Anderegg (as Contestant-Sally Kirkwood )
Alan Arkin (as Grandpa )
Abigail Breslin (as Olive )
Paul Dano (as Dwayne )
Jerry Giles (as Funeral worker )
Beth Grant (as Pageant Official Nancy Jenkins )
Grant Hayes (as Davey )
Ksenia Jarova (as Pretty girl )
Lindsey Jordan (as Jaime LaGrange - Contestant/Featured Singer (Yodeler) )
Mark Kubr (as Beach Rental Guy )
Chuck Loring (as Conv. store owner )
Geoff Meed (as Biker )
Robert O'Connor (as Pagent Judge #1 )
Steven Christopher Parker (as Boy )
Joan Scheckel (as Pageant Judge )
Justin Shilton (as Josh )
Lauren Shiohama (as Miss California )

Directed By: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
Written By: Michael Arndt
Produced By: Fox Searchlight

Release Date (US): July 26th, 2006

Length of Movie: 1h 40min

MPAA Rating: R for language, some sex and drug content

Budget: $8,000,000

Opening Weekend: $498,796

Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack

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1. The Winner Is - Score
2. Till The End Of Time - DeVotchKa
3. You Love Me (Remix) - DeVotchKa
4. First Push - Score
5. No Man's Land - Sufjan Stevens
6. Let's Go - Score
7. No One Gets Left Behind - Score
8. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
9. We're Gonna Make It - Score
10. Do You Think There's a Heaven - Score
11. Catwalkin' - Tony Tisdale
12. Superfreak (Rocca Sound Remix) - Rick James
13. La Llorona - DeVotchKa
14. How It Ends - DeVotchKa

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