About

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

7.8
5,767
Written by

Michael Arndt (Writer)

Runtime

102 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A family on the verge of a breakdown

Cast

Keywords

woman director sibling relationship wife husband relationship family relationships road trip california road movie family's daily life highway family holiday beauty pageant literature professor beauty contest beauty queen contest

Photos

Lists

#402 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#297 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Michael Arndt

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year