We chose Little Miss Sunshine as one of the most spiritually literate films of 2006. We love this comedy about a dysfunctional family and its poignant observations on sticking together through thick and thin. A lot of credit for that must go to the screenplay by Michael Arndt.

This Newmarket Shooting Script Book includes an introduction in which Arndt talks about success, failure, and the importance of family as a testing ground for spirit and other intangibles that cannot be measured by the criteria of the marketplace. The directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, provide a foreword. That's followed by the complete shooting script, scene notes, and essay on "How to Write a Sundance Hit in Nine Easy Steps," 23 color still photographs, and the complete cast and filmmaker credits.