'Little Miss Sunshine'
Tracking a dysfunctional-to-the-last-person family on a cross-country road trip, Little Miss Sunshine
is as contrived as a knock-knock joke. But underneath all the contrivance glows a sweet, warm, fucked-up comedy
you'll be happy to see. The saviors are the actors—Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
, Steve Carell
, and breakout indie starlet Abigail Breslin
—who light up this frequently predictable parade with tiny moments of inspired, idiosyncratic brilliance. (See Movie Times, p. 80, for details.