Lit­tle Miss Sun­shine Satur­day, 8.30pm, Ro­mance Movies

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Well it just proves it can be done. This sweet com­edy-drama took 30 days to make back in 2006 on a budget of $US8 mil­lion. It went on to win crit­i­cal ac­claim, was nom­i­nated for four Academy Awards and grossed about $US100.5m at the in­ter­na­tional box of­fice. Sh­eryl (Toni Collette) and Richard Hoover (Greg Kin­n­ear) and as­sorted dys­func­tional fam­ily mem­bers drive 1200km in their banged-up van to a Lit­tle Miss Sun­shine beauty con­test in Cal­i­for­nia so their daugh­ter Olive (Abi­gail Bres­lin), seven, can per­form. When to ev­ery­one’s shock she does a bur­lesque num­ber taught her by her grand­fa­ther all hell breaks loose. The po­lice are called and the fam­ily is warned never to come back.

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