In advance of the DUG analysis of Little Miss Sunshine, I had a few ideas and I wanted to see how they compared to the analysis.
I’m admittedly terrible at analysis, but oppose/support jumps out to me both in the OS and for change co-MCs Richard/Frank/(and Dwayne?).
I suspect the IC is Grandpa & to some degree Cheryl/Olive at the end.
The MCs’ original viewpoint is: there are 2 kinds of people in this world–winners and losers / I’m the #1 Proust scholar.
The IC’s viewpoint is we’re going to have fun out there / let Olive be Olive and also when Grandpa consoles Richard with: “Listen, whatever happens – at least you tried to do something on your own, which is more than most people ever do, and I include myself in that category. It takes guts, and I’m proud of you for taking the chance, okay?”
Frank and then Richard adopt this view and they support Olive at the end.
The OS seems like a fixed attitude / innermost desires conflict. On the surface it may seem like it is obtaining / winning the pageant, but I don’t see how problematic activities (rather than biases) are the source of conflict.
The RS seems like they are stuck in the same family/van & the source of conflict is their future together.