Little Miss Sunshine

Movie review by Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Ride along to dysfunction in quirky indie comedy.

R 2006 101 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 32 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 96 reviews

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age 7+

Pleasant road trip

Showed the dysfunctional and hyper paced life in America realistically. Avoided seeing it earlier as it had kids pageant and of which I am not a fan. But this movie showcased the degenerate ways of media where kids are encouraged mimic adults for pageants juxtaposed with an innocent happy kid confused by The media messages and societal ( father's discouraging her from eating ice cream so as not to put on weight; ) expectations. A deftly made movie with funny elements .All the swears, cigarettes, adult magz, drug ( all around handful of scenes ) can be explained to kids if you can explain beauty pageants! ( explain kids: Not that cool and not for every one but adults who like can do ) Also the kid playing Olive is very adorable and doesn't over act trying to be cute. It is a vintage feel movie, the days before GPS.
age 14+

Great family road trip comedy

I think this movie is OK for teens 14 and up. Lots of use the F word otherwise it would be ok for 12 yes of age. Steve Carell is one of my favorite actors and he does a great job in this film.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing

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