Indie Gems: Sunshine Cleaning

Life's a messy business.
Cash strapped Rose (Amy Adams) finds herself in a bind when her young son gets kicked out of school. In order to afford tuition to a private school, Rose and her slacker sister Norah (Emily Blunt) start a crime scene clean up business to earn extra cash.

This is a movie that I've been putting off for a long time, but I'm really glad I finally sat down and watched it. I loved the cast, Amy and Emily are both funny and interesting leads. Small supporting roles by Alan Arkin and Steve Zahn are a nice touch, the only performance I had an issue with was Jason Spevack, who played Rose's young song. I found him to be incredibly annoying. If so many scenes of his weren't tied to Arkin's, I'd say the film would've been better off without him.

Sunshine cleaning may be predictable at parts, but it's still a sweet little film with a talented cast.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "We come into these people's lives, and we help." - Rose (Amy Adams)


  1. i actually was strongly compelled to this movie. i though this was one of the best performances i've ever seen from adams and blunt. really glad u liked this.

  2. Really quite enjoyed this too and agree with what you say; it's quite slight but also rather lovely.

  3. This film met my expectations and I love Adams, Blunt and Arlin performances.


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