Little Miss Sunshine

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

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Film Cast:

  • Richard Hoover: Greg Kinnear
  • Sheryl Hoover: Toni Collette
  • Frank Ginsberg: Steve Carell
  • Dwayne Hoover: Paul Dano
  • Olive Hoover: Abigail Breslin
  • Edwin Hoover: Alan Arkin
  • Stan Grossman: Bryan Cranston
  • Nancy Jenkins: Beth Grant
  • Kirby: Wallace Langham
  • Pageant MC: Matt Winston
  • Mechanic: Julio Oscar Mechoso
  • Doctor #1: Marc Turtletaub
  • Cindy: Jill Talley
  • Diner Waitress: Brenda Canela
  • Convience Store Proprietor: Chuck Loring
  • Josh: Justin Shilton
  • Larry Sugarman: Gordon Thomson
  • Teen Boy #1: Steven Christopher Parker
  • Doctor #2: John Walcutt
  • Linda: Paula Newsome
  • State Trooper McCleary: Dean Norris
  • Miss California: Lauren Shiohama
  • Pageant Assistant Pam: Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Funeral Home Worker: Jerry Giles
  • Biker Dad: Geoff Meed
  • Judge: Joan Scheckel
  • Officer Martinez: Mel Rodriguez
  • Girl in Hallway: Casandra Ashe
  • Pageant Worker (uncredited): Terry Bolo

Film Crew:

  • Costume Design: Nancy Steiner
  • Producer: Peter Saraf
  • Producer: Marc Turtletaub
  • Original Music Composer: Mychael Danna
  • Casting: Justine Baddeley
  • Director: Jonathan Dayton
  • Director: Valerie Faris
  • Writer: Michael Arndt
  • Producer: Albert Berger
  • Producer: David T. Friendly
  • Producer: Ron Yerxa
  • Director of Photography: Tim Suhrstedt
  • Editor: Pamela Martin
  • Production Design: Kalina Ivanov
  • Art Direction: Alan E. Muraoka
  • Set Decoration: Melissa M. Levander
  • Post Production Supervisor: Michael Toji
  • Unit Production Manager: Michael Beugg
  • Music Editor: Joshua Winget
  • Special Effects: Ian Eyre
  • Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs
  • Location Manager: Christopher Miller
  • Executive Producer: Jeb Brody
  • Associate Producer: Bart Lipton
  • Casting: Kim Davis-Wagner
  • Foley Editor: Kerry Ann Carmean
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Andrew DeCristofaro
  • Assistant Editor: Terel Gibson
  • Makeup Artist: Angel Radefeld
  • Color Timer: Lee Wimer
  • Stunt Coordinator: Thomas Robinson Harper
  • Property Master: Tony Bonaventura
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Rick Ash
  • Foley: Diane Marshall
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Nancy Nugent
  • Boom Operator: Craig Dollinger
  • Script Supervisor: Lyn Matsuda Norton
  • Dialogue Editor: John C. Stuver
  • Makeup Artist: Amy Lederman
  • Visual Effects Producer: Joshua D. Comen
  • Art Department Coordinator: Theresa Greene
  • Music Supervisor: Anne Litt
  • Transportation Coordinator: Geno Hart
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jenny Foster
  • Studio Teachers: Cecilia Cardwell
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Terry Rodman
  • Camera Operator: Jeffrey Greeley
  • Steadicam Operator: Lawrence Karman
  • Sound Effects Editor: Steve Nelson
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Stephen P. Robinson
  • Production Supervisor: Bob Dohrmann
  • Still Photographer: Eric Lee
  • Hair Department Head: Janis Clark
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Adam Avitabile
  • Makeup Department Head: Torsten Witte
  • Key Hair Stylist: Dugg Kirkpatrick
  • Script Supervisor: Suzanne C. Swindle
  • Sound Mixer: Steven Morrow
  • Underwater Camera: Tom Boyd
  • Key Hair Stylist: Susan Carol Schwary
  • Key Costumer: Jennifer Starzyk
  • Costume Supervisor: Robin McMullan
  • Transportation Captain: Adam Pinkstaff
  • Choreographer: Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks
  • Production Coordinator: Michyl-Shannon Quilty
  • First Assistant Camera: Theda Cunningham
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Angel DeSanti
  • Best Boy Electric: Matt Bardocz
  • Gaffer: Paul McIlvaine
  • Casting Associate: Cate Engel
  • Production Accountant: Mike Revell
  • Key Grip: Paul Goodstein
  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Patrick Smith
  • Rigging Grip: Josh Denering
  • Dolly Grip: Carlos M. Gallardo
  • Leadman: Michael Klingerman
  • First Assistant Camera: Heather Lea

Movie Reviews:

  • zombieakacris: “Fuck a lot of woman kid, I have no reason to lie, not just one. A lot of women.”

    A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 dramatic comedy that delivers all around. With solid cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carrell an oscar winning performance by Allan Arkin and Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris in Albuquerque pre Breaking Bad and a great script Little Miss Sunshine is a film that I missed when it first came out but glad I got around to it.

    Kinnear is the loser husband to Collette’s Sheryl and Carell is her gay suicidal brother. Dano plays her quiet son and Arkin the heroine addicted dirty Grampa. Breslin’s character Olive qualifies for the Little Miss Sunshine competition and it’s a race to beat the clock as the family takes a road trip from Albuquerque to California filled with unexpected surprises and personal revelations.

    The films ending solidifies the families bond and leaves us wanting to see hopefully another chapter in the families life down the road. No Pun intended. Little Miss Sunshine is defiantly worth checking out if you have not already or just a rewatch as a reminder of how good it is.

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