"Something Better Better Happen" is the unanimous selection for best song in Little Miss Sunshine. Unfortunately, all agree that something better never actually does happen in this Oscar-nominated-movie-to-musical adaptation. Critics find the stage version faithful to a fault--they just don't see the justification for musicalizing this particular movie. All enjoy the amusing addition of a Greek chorus of tiny pageant tormenters and praise the spunky Hannah Nordberg as offbeat Olive. The rest of the cast struggles in critics' estimation, and composer William Finn is called out for his atypically saccharine songs. Writer/director James Lapine also gets dinged for the characters' lost edges and his sparse staging of the road trip.