Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Screenplay by Michael Arndt The new film from co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, with a script by Michael Arndt, is an accomplished low-budget ensemble comedy that skillfully mines the depths of "hunger, obsession and the flaunting of despair" that critic Stuart Klawens has identified as "the stuff of comedy.
In the case of Little Miss Sunshine, composer and lyricist William Finn has made the most of the aggressively quirky, Oscar-winning family dramedy fromand created a musical that is just as enchanting as the movie, if not more so.
The story follows the movie closely — an awkward young girl dreams about becoming a beauty pageant queen, and when she gets the call that she has qualified for the Little Miss Sunshine competition, she is elated.
Finances are dire since the father of the family lost his job. Tempers are running high because Grandpa was kicked out of his retirement community for bad behavior. Moody teenage son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence until he achieves his goal of becoming a test pilot at the Air Force Academy, and Mom is completely exhausted from trying to keep this motley crew afloat.
So obviously what these people need is a long road trip in an unreliable vintage Volkswagen bus. It raises the material from one long therapy session to a cathartic, and ultimately uplifting story of a broken family reaching out to fix each other, in big and small ways.
Harmonizing beautifully, the small ensemble fills the space with strong, balanced voices and a clear emotional point of view. His insecure, struggling self-help guru, who would rather not have difficult conversations, is a great foil for her resolved pragmatist who is just barely keeping it together.
Bart Terrell gives the always-inappropriate Grandpa the right rough edges, but he also has a genuine soft spot for his granddaughter Olive. But the star of the story is little Olive, played by Abigail Dalton.
A natural onstage, her deadpan delivery frequently breaks the tension in scenes where things go from bad to worse for family members. And her quieter moments, showing affection for her brother and grandfather are achingly genuine. Projection design by Eric Holmer. This mostly works, although sudden jerks of the video are jarring.
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