Release DateJuly 26, 2006
Production Budget$8 millions
StudioFox Searchlight Pictures
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Cast and Crew
DirectorJonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
ProducerMichael Beugg, Jeb Brody, Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa
"Little Miss Sunshine" tells the story of the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens. Together, the motley six-member family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreak, and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. On their travels through this bizarrely funny landscape, the Hoovers learn to trust and support each other along the path of life, no matter what the challenge.