Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’s indie hit (pulling in nearly a 1,000 percent return on investment in a year in which Mission: Impossible III couldn’t even break even) has a familiar outline: a contentious, eccentric extended family hits the

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

road in a puttering VW bus—in this case, to participate in that most revolting of American rituals, the preadolescent beauty pageant—but it’s executed with consummate wit and Swiss timing. The charm of Little Miss Sunshine might boil down to the cast: give pros like Alan Arkin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Greg Kinnear some open road, and they will race like the devil.

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