Olive Hoover wins a chance to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant held in Redondo Beach, California. However, due to family finances, it means taking the rundown camper van with all the dysfunctional Hoover family.
So all of them head out on a road trip from Albuquerque to California. Granddad teaches Olive her dance routine for the pageant whilst all the other members of the family deal with their problems.
It’s very sweet and funny. Though quite poignant at times, it’s a feel good movie without one ounce of schmaltz. A quirky, charming gem.