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Little Miss Sunshine

A charming black comedy about life, death and junior beauty contests. Toni Collette and Greg Kinnear head an eccentric family that includes a potty-mouthed grandad (Alan Arkin), a post-suicidal intellectual (Steve Carell), a son who reads Nietzsche (Paul Dano) and Olive (the drop-dead brilliant Amy Breslin), a little girl who dreams of one day becoming Miss America. But first she has to make it to the Little Miss Sunshine competiton in far-off California. Sweetly absurd and irresistibly moving, this indie road movie is a near-perfect film. Well-deserved Oscars and BAFTAs went to Alan Arkin and screenwriter Michael Arndt.

Year: 2006
Genre: Comedy, Road Movies, Kate's Favourites, Best of Post 2000, Amy's Favourites, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Dysfunctional Families, 2007, Adam's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Drug use and offensive language.
7.8/10
Location in store: Comedy

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