Greg thinks the dysfunctional family in Little Miss Sunshine appeals to people because they can probably relate. "You don't get to pick the people who are going to be sitting at your table, so to speak. For better, for worse, and whatever dysfunction is there, is there," he says.
And while he might not encourage anyone to enter their child into a beauty pageant, the film's focus on success seems universal. "It kind of speaks to this kind of crazy obsession with winning that's so rampant in our culture," Greg says.