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Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) and her sister Norah (Emily Blunt) have pretty unsatisfactory lives -- one is a maid, and the other just got fired from her waitressing job and is living with her dad. When Rose's son is casually expelled from school, she faces either having to give him medication or send him to a private school -- and she can't afford either.
With the help of Rose's married boyfriend, she manages to get a job in biohazard cleanup. Yes, I said "biohazard cleanup."
Though their business is initially just a way to get money, Norah and Rose quickly try to turn Sunshine Cleaning into a legitimate business, and begin to learn how they can help other people as they work. But when disaster strikes, everything they've tried to do may go up in incinerator smoke... literally.
"Sunshine Cleaning" is one of those movies with just the right amount of quirk (talking deer head?) and heart. It's got kind of a ridiculous premise, since I'm pretty sure you need some kind of training and/or licensing to handle biohazardous materials. But I'm willing to suspend my disbelief.
Honestly, what makes this work is the story of the family -- the sisters learning to grow closer as they also learn to understand each other, and the elderly grandfather growing closer to his troubled grandson.Read more ›
Rose Lorkowski (Adams) is a single mother. She's good at getting men to want her, but most don't want to date her or enter into any kind of permanent relationship. She's having an affair with a local cop, Mac (Steve Zahn), but it's clear to us that he has no intention of leaving his pregnant wife. Rose is nothing more than a diversion for him and he's not emotionally invested in the relationship.
Rose makes ends meet by working as a maid, but she's hoping to better herself. Mac finds himself investigating a suicide and discovers that it costs around $3,000 to clear up the mess. He suggests to Rose that it would be a lucrative line of work so she decides to give it a try. Rose recruits her sister, Norah (Blunt), and the two buy a van and open a business. Unfortunately, they don't have the required knowledge to do their job safely and within the law. They also don't have any kind of insurance.
The two quickly learn and are helped by the owner of a local store who explains what equipment to buy and how to become certified. Rose's life starts to improve.
The other main character is Joe (Arkin), the girls' father. He means well and is always promising his grandson trips and presents, but he rarely delivers. He reminds me of my grandfather in some ways and is always looking for some kind of scheme to earn money. One such scheme involves selling shrimp to local restaurants, but he's stuck with them when the restaurant owners refuse to buy for health reasons.
This is a quiet film with some good observations on life.Read more ›
As circumstances, have it Rose gets and opportunity to make it big with a biohazard cleanup company, SUNSHINE CLEANING. Of course, even then she has her usual luck. With a little help, maybe one day the tide will change for her. Then again, maybe the film will end.
I have only seen the Blu-ray version and I am surprised at the lack of extras.
Most recent customer reviews
DVD was in excellent shape, case was as good as new. Also, quite a funny movie.Published 8 months ago by CanadaBoyRM
As Kona was saying, this "Sunshine Cleaning" is a poor cousin of "Little Miss Sunshine." The plot is intriguing enough - and I can only imagine what the Coen brothers could've... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2009 by Peter Kovacs