Coverart for item
The Resource Little Miss Sunshine, 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, 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
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
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
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
Can be viewed subtitled in English, French or Spanish, or dubbed in Spanish
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
  • Berger, Albert
  • Friendly, David T
  • Saraf, Peter
  • Turtletaub, Marc
  • Yerxa, Ron
  • Arndt, Michael
  • Dayton, Jonathan
  • Faris, Valerie
  • Breslin, Abigail
  • Kinnear, Greg
  • Dano, Paul
  • Arkin, Alan
  • Collette, Toni
  • Carell, Steve
  • Cranston, Bryan
  • Suhrstedt, Tim
  • Martin, Pamela
  • Danna, Mychael
  • Steiner, Nancy
  • Ivanov, Kalina
  • DeVotchKa (Musical group)
  • Big Beach Films (Firm)
  • Third Gear Productions (Firm)
  • Deep River Productions (Firm)
  • Bona Fide Productions
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beauty contests
  • Beauty contestants
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Parent and child
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Grandparent and child
  • Competencias
  • Familias problemáticas
  • Beauty contests
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Little Miss Sunshine, 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
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Side A: Full screen feature; 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: Widescreen feature; 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543403319
  • 024543403357
  • 024543403371
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2240331
  • 2240335
  • 2240337
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • OCM74813558
  • (OCoLC)74813558
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, 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
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Side A: Full screen feature; 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: Widescreen feature; 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543403319
  • 024543403357
  • 024543403371
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2240331
  • 2240335
  • 2240337
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • OCM74813558
  • (OCoLC)74813558
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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