Film analysis – Little Miss Sun
Little Miss Sunshine, released in 2006, is actually a comic episode written by Michael jordan Arndt and directed by simply Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. It follows adventures of the Haier family when they embark on a road trip, to adopt Olive, the youngest in the family, to participate in the Little Miss The sun beauty contest. As the Hoovers travel and leisure from their residence city Albuquerque to Cal, the directors satirise facets of American culture through paradox, stereotypes, narration and filmic techniques. A few aspects which were satirised in the movie had been dysfunctional people, personal failure and sexuality.
Throughout Tiny Miss Sunshine the importance of family is emphasised despite there being conflicts which is shown by satirising aspects of the dysfunctional friends and family stereotype. Scenes one to 6 are juxta-positioned to establish the characters. Every character is introduced one at a time giving the group an insight to their vulnerabilities, foreshadowing the stereotype that this is actually a dysfunctional friends and family. The initially scene introduces the protagonist Olive, showing her watching the Miss America contest on TV while mimicking the movements of the success. Olive can be clearly not only a natural beauty in her fishbowl glasses and dorky searching shorts and t-shirt. The next scenes present the other characters, Rich, a personal help speaker who is unconvincing, Dwayne, a hard working and focused teen wanting to turn into a jet initial feeling baffled and agonising being influenced by the sagesse of Nietzsche, Edwin, a heroin currently taking grandfather (ironically not typical of his age group), Sheryl, the stressed out mother and Frank, Sheryl's gay and lesbian brother who also attempted committing suicide.
Following these opening moments everyone is together at the dinner table and the directors focus on the several conflicting individuality, consolidating the dysfunctional relatives stereotype. That begins when Edwin complains about Sheryl bringing home...