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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

United States of America

English, Spanish

Dramatic, Easy, Emotional

2008

Christine Jeffs, Female director

Alan Arkin, Amber Midthunder, Amy Adams

102 min

Synopsis

A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.

Our Take

8.0
Emily

Sunshine Cleaning is a great addition to that unidentified genre of grown-up comedies populated by other great entries like Your Sister’s Sister and Enough Said. It is however, less of a comedy than it is a heart-warming emotional tale. Powered by outstanding performances from Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, it ultimately evolves into a character study of failed potential and validation seeking. Sunshine Cleaning is enjoyable, satisfying to a fault, and provides an interesting peak into the lives of its characters.

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