Pageant Official Jenkins: [outraged at Olive’s talent act] What is your daughter doing?
Richard: She’s kickin’ ass… that’s what she’s doing.
— Little Miss Sunshine (2006), written by Michael Arndt
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Embarrassment.
Trivia: Michael Arndt had to quit his job as Matthew Broderick’s assistant to write Little Miss Sunshine.
Dialogue On Dialogue: So much is riding on this scene, the entire story building up to it. And what occurs, the transformation of the mood, from embarrassment to the family’s joyous embrace onstage, mirrors the overall arc of a dysfunctional family finding something of meaning in their collective lives, paying off the story in a big way.