Sideways / Little Miss Sunshine (Double Feature)
Little Miss Sunshine
Take a hilarious ride with the Hoovers, one of the most endearingly fractured families in comedy history.
Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program... with no success. Meanwhile, "pro-honesty" mom Sheryl (Toni Collette) lends supports to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother (Steve Carell), fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. Then there are the younger Hoovers - the seven-year-old, would-be beauty queen Olive (Abigail Breslin) and Dwayne (Paul Dano), a Nietzsche-reading teen who has taken a vow of silence. Topping off the family is the foul-mouthed grandfather (Alan Arkin), whose outrageous behavior recently got him evicted from his retirement home.
When Olive is invited to compete in the "Little Miss Sunshine" pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her - with riotously funny results.
Now even more intoxicating on Blu-ray, this breathlessly funny comedy stars Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church as Miles and Jack, old college buddies who take a wine-tasting road trip through California's famed central coast to celebrate Jack's upcoming nuptials. But Miles' desire to savor the region's wines suddenly takes a back seat to Jack's desire to sample its women! Co-starring Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen, Sideways "has it all: inspired direction... bracing with emotional gravity" (Rolling Stones)!