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Sunshine Cleaning

14 Ratings: 2.9
A movie released April 03, 2009

IfSunshine Cleaningoccasionally recalls Sundance sensations likeLittle Miss SunshineandHappy, Texas--note the cookie-cutter title and casting of Alan Arkin--it still offers an irresistible charm all its own. They don't look much alike, but Amy Adams … see full wiki

Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 03, 2009
MPAA Rating: R
9 reviews about Sunshine Cleaning
review by . February 27, 2010
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It takes a special case to make a movie about cleaning up after dead people entertaining and upbeat. To their credit, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt make Sunshine Cleaning not just watchable, but one of the better films of 2009. In the movie, the sisters form a cleaning company that specializes in cleaning up after homicide scenes. It sounds disgusting and depressing, but actually it's a pretty powerful movie. It isn't quite a comedy - there are too many sad scenes for that. Yet, like real life, it mixes …
review by . September 21, 2009
Pre-selected on Netflix by Mrs Me, I wasn't aware it came from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, but the similarities quickly became really apparent: Both are tales of individuals' failed attempts at the American Dream, and their journey in learning to live with that. Both have Alan Arkin as the lovable-but-slightly-crazy Grandfather who's a role model for precocious grandchild. Both prominently feature death and suicide. Both feature very old trucks that belong in the scrapyard (ok, that's …
review by . September 02, 2009
I wanted to laugh, but I didn't do much of that. Instead of a wacky one-liner rich film, Sunshine Cleaning has a pensive and heavier quirk. There is a bit of dark humor along the lines of Little Miss Sunshine. But Sunshine Cleaning is heavier. The familial connections tying the group together bind as tightly as those in Little Miss Sunshine and they are as dysfunctional. Interactions between family members border on fun at times, but there is an overall malaise that takes away from the lightness, …
review by . October 21, 2009
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt star as two sisters coming to crossroads in their lives in "Sunshine Cleaning." Adams plays Rose, a former high school cheerleader and all-around popular girl who has found herself living as a single mother and cleaning houses to make it through the day. Her sister Norah (Blunt), is still living at home with their father, Joe (Alan Arkin), and is basically an irresponsible slacker with no drive whatsoever.    Emotionally beaten, Rose attempts to make …
review by . September 01, 2009
I wanted to laugh, but I didn't do much of that. Instead of a wacky one-liner rich film, Sunshine Cleaning has a pensive and heavier quirk. There is a bit of dark humor along the lines of Little Miss Sunshine. But Sunshine Cleaning is heavier. The familial connections tying the group together bind as tightly as those in Little Miss Sunshine and they are as dysfunctional. Interactions between family members border on fun at times, but there is an overall malaise that takes away from the lightness, …
review by . August 30, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning takes a long time to finally settle into a good pace and an interesting story. Once there, the story shines revealing the broken relationships between the characters; and delivers a bittersweet ending.    Rose is a house cleaner, who is sleeping with a married police officer. She is also raising her son with the help of her father and sister. Her son has gotten into trouble at school so many times, that she now has to put him in a private school. But the school …
review by . August 26, 2009
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Rose (Amy Adams) is a down-on-her-luck single mother and her sister Nora (Emily Blunt) is a perpetual loser. Together they decide to open a crime scene cleaning service.       Although heavily advertised as by the makers of Little Miss Sunshine, this movie has none of its charm, wit, and poignancy. "Cleaning" suffers from a weak script, a complete lack of humor, and characters that are tragic but unlikeable. Adams alternates between whining too much and grinning too …
review by . August 26, 2009
"Sunshine Cleaning" isn't a bad movie. There's some good acting and it's decently written, but it's very, very dull.    It tells the story of a single mother who is having an affair with a married police officer. She works as a maid and one day the cop suggests that she might want to get into doing crime scene clean up. She eventually takes him up on the suggestion and, along with her sister, starts running the titular Sunshine Cleaning.    There's a lot of …
review by . August 26, 2009
The two lead actresses for this movie are ladies I've been enjoying in a run of recent films. With both ladies primarily sticking to somewhat comedic roles (Okay, Amy Adams wasn't funny in Doubt), it was a pleasure watching them apply their levity-invoking talents to a somewhat more dramatic tale.    Though there exist many familiar plot elements in this film (family divisions, marital/relationship issues, search for excepting one's fate) the package deal was filled with memorable …
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