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Little Miss Sunshine
2006 | 101 min | K-12 | comedy, drama
The dramatic comedy is about the Hoover family, where everyone has their challenges, and this is a boundary-breaking film about a happy family idyll.
The father is a motivational trainer who unsuccessfully tries to market the “nine steps to success” program. On the other hand, the conservative mother balances her own family and her brother – the brother has just gotten out of the hospital to recover from his traumas, which are caused by the loss of his boyfriend. The brother is still suicidal and depressed. Grandpa Edwin is a loud-mouthed hedonist who wants to enjoy pleasure by all means.
The children of the Hoover family include Olive and Dwayne. Dwayne is a boy who reads passionately the philosopher Nietzsche. In the film, he sulks strongly. When Olive accidentally receives an invitation to participate in a nationally known “Little Miss Sunshine” race in California, the whole family goes on a trip to cheer her on to success by cramming them into a small, yellow, rusty Volkswagen van. During the trip, the family encounters a breakthrough that changes their lives forever.
The film tells the story of how even those who make a poor living in society, can succeed.
The film won two Oscars: Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.
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About the movie
- health education
- defeating difficulties
- identity and growing
- social class differences
- thought awakening
- high schools and vocational schools
- middle schools
- 20th Century Fox