V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

V' 06

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
USA, 2005
Fiction, 99min, OF

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
USA, 2005
Fiction, 99min, OF

Actors: 
Steven Carell
Toni Collette
Greg Kinnear
Alissa Anderegg
Alan Arkin
Screenplay: 
Michael Arndt
Sound: 
Stephen P. Robinson
Camera: 
Tim Suhrstedt
Editor: 
Pamela Martin
Composer: 
Mychael Danna
Devotchka
Decoration: 
Kalina Ivanov
Costume: 
Nany Steiner

Production: 
Big Beach Films 8899 Beverly Blvd. Suite 804 Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA T 310 273 67 82
World Sales: 
Cinetic Media 555 West 25th Street/4th floor New York, NY 10011, USA T 212 204 7979, office@cineticmedia.com
Distribution in Austria: 
20th Century Fox Österreich Hintzerstraße 9/3 1030 Wien T 1 523 26 29, office@dohr.net
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Dad hopes to become a motivational guru. Chubby little Olive is determined to become a prepubescent beauty queen, the «Little Miss Sunshine» of the title. That goal is not particularly advanced by her brother or her uncle, a Proust scholar coming off a suicide attempt. Mom is loving but too distracted to cook. American dysfunction! Is there anything more comically inspiring than a hard, hilarious look at the reality behind this ruling cliché? For all the exaggerations in the script, it comes closer to the truth about the way people really live - on the edge of fantasy-driven desperation - than our sanctimonies permit us to think. The whole Hoover bunch piles into a Volks-wagen bus so that Olive can take her shot at the Miss Sunshine crown. The vehicle is a perfect symbol of the family's tenuous grip on reality: only the third and fourth gears are functioning. (Richard Schickel)

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