August 18, 2006
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
The Hoovers are the epitome of a dysfunctional family. Patriarch, Richard, is failing at his career. His wife, Sheryl, is overworked as she cares for her children and her adult brother, Frank, who has just attempted suicide. Sheryl’s son, Dwayne, has taken a vow of silence and Richard’s father, Edwin, struggles with his drug habit. The only Hoover who seems to have it together is 7 year old Olive, who dreams of becoming the next Little Miss Sunshine. When Olive is given an opportunity to participate in the pageant, the Hoover family sets off on a road trip to California. Tensions begin to rise as disaster after disaster occurs on the road. Will their dysfunctions prove to be too much or can they band together as a family to support Olive?