Saturday Matinee Classics
Little Miss Sunshine
Alan Arkin Tribute Film!
The Hoover family — a man, his wife, an uncle, a brother and a grandfather — puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group’s quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route.
2006, 102 minutes, USA, Rated R, Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
"This indie, a sweet, tart and smart satire about a family of losers in a world obsessed with winning, is an authentic crowd pleaser."- David Ansen, NEWSWEEK
"Tucked in between all the hurt and the jokes, the character development and the across-the-board terrific performances is a surprisingly sharp look at contemporary America."- Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Little Miss Sunshine boasts wonderful performances, a cheeky sense of humor, and an original story."- Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey, METRO TIMES
"This inspirational, hilariously sad dysfunctional-family-road-trip dramedy offers absolutely everything"- Brian Marder, HOLLYWOOD.COM