Published on June 21st, 2008 | by simeon0
Little Miss Sunshine
One of the most dysfunctional family clans to grace the screen as well as one of the years best films has arrived on DVD. Little Miss Sunshine.
When little Olive (Abigail Breslin), is accepted at the last minute into the pageant she has longed for, her family loads up the V.W. van for a trip from New Mexico to Los Angeles, with some hilarious and bittersweet moments to follow.
The father of the clan, Richard (Greg Kinnear), is a failed motivational speaker who is seeing his long dreamed of big chance slip away from himself.
The grandfather, (Alan Arkin), is a drug taking pervert, who has decided to live a wicked life in his golden years.
Dwayne (Paul Dano), who dreams of being a pilot, and has decided not to speak until he gets into the Air Force Academy.
Add to this Uncle Frank (Steve Carell), who has recently attempted suicide after a failed Gay relationship, and Toni Collette as the long suffering mother and you have the players in this midsadventure.
Along the way, some of the most hilarious and bittersweet film moments of the year combine to make this one of the best films of 06.
4.5 stars out of 5