• Sunshine Cleaning (2009)

Sunshine Cleaning

Release Date: March 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 2009

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Though they once seemed to have a bright future, life seems to be passing by the Norkowski sisters. Rose (Amy Adams), once the most popular girl in high school, is a single mom and works as a maid. Norah (Emily Blunt) still lives at home with their father (Alan Arkin) and parties all the time. When Rose's married lover tells her about the lucrative field of crime-scene cleanup, she pours all her remaining resources into her new business, and recruits the squeamish Norah to help.

Cast: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr., Eric Christian Olsen

Director: Christine Jeffs

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Big Beach

Distributors: Overture Films

Keywords: Offbeat, 2000s, Death, Engaging, Sacrifice, Transformation, Sister, Love, Creative, Father, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are two highly attractive, naturally funny actresses on the cusp of stardom so their pairing here as two lost souls is genius. show more

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The director, New Zealander Christine Jeffs ("Sylvia"), loosens the plotting as best she can, letting the interactions breathe. Her work, and the film, is strictly about the performers. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    This funny and touching movie depends on two can-do actresses to scrub past the biohazard of noxious clichés that threaten to intrude. Adams and Blunt get the job done. show more

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