Little Miss Sunshine
Convinced their little Olive is beauty queen material, two parents load the rest of the family -- including Olive's silent brother, depressed uncle and wacky grandpa -- into a van and embark on a life-altering road trip to a California pageant.
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- This movie is
- 2007 Independent Spirit Awards®
- 2007 BAFTA®
- 2007 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; alternate endings; trailers; audio commentary; music video.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; alternate ending; making-of featurette; poster gallery; additional featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this family road trip movie includes sexual slang and references to drugs, mostly by the grandfather. Pornographic magazines (only the covers are shown) and a comedic striptease figure into the plot. Characters discuss depression and suicide (Uncle Frank has cut his wrists before the movie starts; his bandages are visible). There are conversations about "winning" and "losing," as measured by financial success. A character dies about halfway through the film; the family wraps up his body and carries it in their van to their destination. Characters curse (several "f--k"s), and the mother smokes a couple of cigarettes.
- Sexual Content
- Grandfather alludes to sexual desire and acts; Frank purchases porn magazines (gay and straight); Olive's suggestive performance at the pageant (taught to her by her grandfather) upsets the pagent officials. A character is gay.
- References to suicide (Frank's cut wrists/bandages are visible, and Dwayne threatens to kill himself); some slapsticky antics; a character dies in his sleep, and the body plays a role in the rest of the movie.
- Around 10 "f--k"s, as well as other mild profanity.
- Social Behavior
- Family members argue, lie to each other, discuss suicide, sex, and death. But they also comfort each other and support each other when it really counts.
- Mostly references to or brief shots of food products (fried chicken, Sprite, McDonald's, Burger King, Coca-Cola), plus Miata, Volkswagen.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Sheryl smokes cigarettes; Grandpa refers to cocaine and heroin use and is shown snorting drugs once.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it