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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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Call no.:
DVD 021 483
Title:
Little Miss Sunshine
Originally produced:
2006
Format:
DVD
Summary:
Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California.
Credits:
Fox Searchlight Films ; Big Beach Films ; Third Gear Productions LLC ; Deep River Productions ; Bona Fide Productions ; produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa ; written by Michael Arndt ; directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris.
Publication:
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
Languages:
In English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (101 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Big Beach Films (Firm)
Third Gear Productions (Firm)
Deep River Productions (Firm)
Bona Fide Productions
Director(s):
Dayton, Jonathan
Faris, Valerie
Screenwriter(s):
Arndt, Michael D
Producer(s):
Berger, Albert
Friendly, David T
Saraf, Peter
Turtletaub, Marc
Yerxa, Ron
Cast:
Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston.
Production:
Director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; editor, Pamela Martin ; music, Mychael Danna, Devotchka ; costume designer, Nancy Steiner ; production designer, Kalina Ivanov.
Notes:
Originally released in 2006 as a motion picture.
Full screen (side A) and widescreen (side B) versions.
Aspect ratios: side A 1.33:1; side B 2.35:1.
Special features: Side A: audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka ; trailers -- Side B: audio commentary with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and writer Michael Arndt ; 4 alternate endings with optional commentary by directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris ; "Till the end of time" performed by DeVotchka ; forced trailer combo.
Subjects:
Beauty contests California Drama.
Beauty contestants United States Drama.
Problem families United States Drama.
Parent and child United States Drama.
Brothers and sisters United States Drama.
Grandparent and child United States Drama.
Genre:
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Road films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Comedy films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Road films
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Little Miss Sunshine
Director: Dayton, Jonathan
Director: Faris, Valerie
Actor: Arkin, Alan
Actor: Breslin, Abigail
Actor: Carell, Steve
Actor: Collette, Toni
Musical score composer: Danna, Mychael
Musical score composer: DeVotchKa (Musical group)
Production studio: Big Beach Films (Firm)
Production studio: Bona Fide Productions
Production studio: Deep River Productions (Firm)
Production studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes