Little Miss Sunshine

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Comedy, HPR Movie Of The Day, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Brief Synopsis: "Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy about a family of six who are all having a mental breakdown at the same time. To ease their mental lows they decide to take a cross country road trip to a “Little Miss Sunshine” contest that their daughter has qualified for. An Academy Award winning comedy with memorable performances from its all actors."

Overall Ranking: 267 (Rank from 2006: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Danny M100
Gorgon Reviews97
Skooch95(full review)
Brandon H90
Thomas Pollock90
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch89 - It's an oddball, dark, and indiecomedy all rolled into a strangely heartwarming package.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi88
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 5
J Patterson85Comedy: 8
Sir M Hayes XIV80
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Patrick Devitt80

People Involved

  • Abigail Breslin (Olive)
  • Toni Collette (Sheryl)
  • Greg Kinnear (Richard)
  • Paul Dano (Dwayne)
  • Alan Arkin (Grandpa)
  • Steve Carell (Frank)
  • Lauren Shiohama (Miss California)
  • Julio Oscar Mechoso (Mechanic)
  • Jill Talley (Cindy)
  • Brenda Canela (Diner Waitress)
  • Chuck Loring (Convenience Store Proprietor)
  • Justin Shilton (Josh)
  • Gordon Thomson (Larry Sugarman)
  • Bryan Cranston (Stan Grossman)
  • Paula Newsome (Linda)
  • Wallace Langham (Kirby)
  • Jonathan Dayton (Director)