Director: Jonathon Dayton/Valerie Faris
Assembling the best and most unlikeliest of ensemble casts, this is an oddball comedy - dark, funny, touching and charming - based on an seemingly simple story. Little seven-year-old Olive (Abigail Breslin) has one wish in life: to be considered for the finals of the Little Miss Sunshine Pageant in Redondo Beach, CA. When her big chance comes at the most unexpected time, it's up to her unbelievably fractured and dysfunctional family to pull themselves together and make it happen for her, no matter what.
Amidst the laughter it deals with the theme of the value of chasing your dreams.Or put another way, it celebrates the joys of losing in a culture obsessed with winning.