Abagail Breslin is this generations Jodie Foster. As Olive, she was angelic, funny, witty and just plain adorable. She will continue to be a name in Hollywood for years to come. Her cast of co-stars were pale in comparison. Alan Arkin, the years Oscar winner in the supporting role as the little heroine’s grandfather was good, but not really Oscar worthy in my opinion.
I liked this film, but honestly I didn’t see what all the hype was about. It was a likable film, good story and good acting, but it could have been so much more entertaining. Yet at the same time it could have been about any family in America. The family bent on seeing their pride and joy compete in the Little Miss Sunshine contest, travel across the country in an old VW van run into mishaps, and even death along the way, but find one another and become a family maybe for the very first time. B