Little Miss Sunshine [videorecording] / 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.
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
Video 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Feature films. Comedy films. Road films. Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
In English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
DVD ; Region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround.
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.
Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston.
Director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; editor, Pamela Martin ; music, Mychael Danna, Devotchka ; costume designer, Nancy Steiner ; production designer, Kalina Ivanov.
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.