It is a “mildly” black comedy, involving a couple of days in the life of a dysfunctional family. It starts off with a phone call announcing that Olive (daughter) has been chosen as the contestant representing the city of Albuquerque for “Little Miss Sunshine”, a beauty cum talent pageant for children. Being financially unsound, they decide to drive all the way to California to attend the show in their ancient minibus. What follows, is a rather eventful journey marked by out of the ordinary events.
Abigail Breslin playing Olive stands out. The kind of acting she did simply belies her age.
And yeah…the ending is gonna blow you apart!