• Released
  • July 26, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 42 min
  • Comedy
  • 4,326 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A dysfunctional family takes a road trip to enter a daughter in a children's beauty pageant.

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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Sly, near-perfect comedy.
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What makes husband-and-wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' hilarious debut such a great family film isn't that it's...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
While the film itself isn't perfect, who cares about perfection in the face of abundant life, authentic screwiness and lovely surprises by...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It looks at the all-American obsession with winning and chortles darkly. You still come out of the movie wanting to give your family a hug.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It has been a while since we've seen such a consistently funny and entertaining road movie.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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A brainy blend of farce and heart, this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" with soul.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A charmer, a comedy with drama -- or vice versa.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Family. Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em. Little Miss Sunshine, a stormy quasi-comedy destined to polarize audiences, is a perfect...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you're going to get on the wavelength of Little Miss Sunshine, you've got to be able to enjoy a comedy in which the characters fit into...
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Rated R | For language, some sex and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Ride along to dysfunction in quirky indie comedy.
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