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The Resource Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; 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 Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris, (videorecording)

Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; 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 Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris, (videorecording)

Label
Little Miss Sunshine
Title
Little Miss Sunshine
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures ; 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 Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film editor
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "Take a hilarious ride with the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families in comedy history. Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program ... with no success. Meanwhile, 'pro-honesty' mom Sheryl (Toni Collette) lends support to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother (Steve Carell), fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. Then there are the younger Hoovers -- the seven-year-old, would-be beauty queen Olive (Abigail Breslin) and Dwayne (Paul Dano), a Nietzsche-reading teen who has taken a vow of silence. Topping off the family is the foul-mouthed grandfather (Alan Arkin), whose outrageous behavior recently got him evicted from his retirement home. When Olive is invited to compete in the 'Little Miss Sunshine' pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her--with riotously funny results."--Container notes
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; editor, Pamela Martin ; music, Mychael Danna, Devotchka ; costume designer, Nancy Steiner ; production designer, Kalina Ivanov
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language, some sex and drug content
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
L58854 2006
PerformerNote
Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1996-
  • 1963-
  • 1984-
  • 1963-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dayton, Jonathan
  • Faris, Valerie
  • Arndt, Michael D.
  • Breslin, Abigail
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Dano, Paul
  • Arkin, Alan
  • Collette, Toni
  • Carell, Steve
  • Cranston, Bryan
  • Suhrstedt, Tim
  • Martin, Pamela
  • Danna, Mychael
  • DeVotchKa (Musical group)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Big Beach (Firm)
  • Third Gear Productions (Firm)
  • Deep River Productions (Firm)
  • Bona Fide Productions
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty contests
  • Beauty contestants
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Parent and child
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Grandparent and child
  • Feature films
  • Comedy films
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; 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 Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 2006 motion picture
  • Full screen (side A) and widescreen (side B) versions
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
74813558
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • MU: Publisher numbers, Third Gear Productions LLC and Deep River Productions do not appear on our copy.
Other control number
  • 024543403319
  • 024543403357
  • 024543403371
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2240331
  • 2240335
  • 2240337
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Little Miss Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; 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 Jonathna Dayton, Valerie Faris, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the 2006 motion picture
  • Full screen (side A) and widescreen (side B) versions
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
74813558
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
  • MU: Publisher numbers, Third Gear Productions LLC and Deep River Productions do not appear on our copy.
Other control number
  • 024543403319
  • 024543403357
  • 024543403371
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2240331
  • 2240335
  • 2240337
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround
Video recording format
DVD

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