Little Miss Sunshine details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Alan Arkin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette|
|Directors:||Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton|
|Genres:||Comedy - Romantic, Drama|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Feel Good Films, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Little Miss Sunshine
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Jan 2007|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
A fun-filled comedy which see's a family travel cross-country in a VW bus to get their daughter to a beauty pagent.
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Fantastic feel-good filmBy Michaela Hamilton from Co. Durham , 11 Sep 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]What an amazing film! The story centres around an unconventional family and their young daughter Olive's entry into the final of a national beauty pageant. The film tracks their 700 mile journey to the pageant in a clapped out camper van.
Each member of the family has their own quirks that make them special and it is the development of the characters along the way that makes this film truly memorable. From the teenage anst ridden older brother inspired to observe a vow of silence by Nietzsche, to the hapless dad who believes that everyone in life can be a 'winner' if only they choose to purchase and follow his hilariously desperate 'nine step' programme - this family is unique, dysfunctional but exude a warmth that is all-enveloping and familiar.
As well as being laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish, 'Little Miss Sunshine' is touching, and even uncomfortable to watch at times, especially when the precocious young beauty queens strut their stuff for the judges in their desperate attempts to emulate the success of seasoned professionals such as 'Miss California'.
It's quite easy to see why this film has reaped such high critical acclaim. If you want to be moved to tears, one minute from laughing and the next from crying, then this is the film for you.
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Heart warming ray of sunshineBy Bobsview (554 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 04 Apr 2013Sweet light story of an endearing young girl who wants to compete in a talent conversation in USA which involves a very long drive and the experience of the journey involves numerous bitter sweet and poignant events which bring a dysfunctional family together .A happy and enjoyable film to watch.
Feel Good Frenzy!!By MamaJ (3 reviews) , 14 Mar 2013Completely and utterly hilarious, heart-wrenching and beautiful. This film has a true feel good factor, whilst it's quirky crazy plot-line keeps it suprisingly real!
Little miss drearyBy a customer , 10 Mar 2013This film was so dull we did not bother watching it to the end! It just dragged on and on without ever getting going. Doing 1hr41mins of dusting or something would be much more enjoyable.
The most adorable little girl in the world!By ullevi83 (4 reviews) , 01 Mar 2013Excellent film that leaves a smile on your face, it has strong characters, a really good plot and makes you feel as if your on the family's journey as well. Must See.
A keeper. Wonderful.By MelBarren (6 reviews) , 01 Feb 2013I watched this again recently and it has lost none of its charm and humour. The characters are diverse and strangely real despite their quirks and individual dysfunctions, and they contrast beautifully against the hideousness of the beauty pageant. A wonderful piece of storytelling.