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Quirk and Circumstance in 'Little Miss Sunshine'

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Quirk and Circumstance in 'Little Miss Sunshine'

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Quirk and Circumstance in 'Little Miss Sunshine'

Quirk and Circumstance in 'Little Miss Sunshine'

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From left, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell and Paul Dano in Little Miss Sunshine. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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The black comedy Little Miss Sunshine revolves around a 7-year- old girl and her dream of winning a childrens' beauty pageant. The movie is the feature debut of the husband-and-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who made their names directing music videos for groups such as REM and The Smashing Pumpkins. Our film critic has a review.