Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning

DVD - 2009
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Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture.

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poolman
Jan 14, 2017

Genial, soft-core, irreverent, funny and typically Hollywood in that it doesn't take itself too seriously. No spikes of emotion - all's smooth going but that's ok.

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tzone
Aug 23, 2016

Interesting movie. Was surprised I hadn't heard of it at all. Like real life, a black comedy that won't appeal to everyone but watch the interview with the 2 women who do this job.

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FrostedFlake
Aug 18, 2016

Draggy in spots, good story line not quite sure why it is listed as a comedy. Good Cast that needed a better script writer. Brief Nudity, and sex scenes , Definitely not a family movie.

LPL_MeredithW Aug 15, 2016

In 2016, it seems crazy that a movie starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Alan Arkin could get practically no attention, but in 2009 this quiet charmer about a woman finding her true calling as a crime-scene cleaning specialist slid under the radar. Featuring really lovely performances from the excellent cast, “Sunshine Cleaning” is perfect for fans of dramedy about family life.

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tenet
Jul 29, 2016

Rated 1/10. Stopped watching after the guy blew his head off. How can this be turned into a comedy? No thanks.

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LittleNoName
Jul 11, 2016

Sweet & simple movie about an average single mom trying to stay sane & make a better life for her 8 year young son. Great cast, especially little Oscar.

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msevinrud
Jan 09, 2016

Quirky little film. Good for a cold Sunday.

dgeorgia Oct 05, 2015

A slow movie with a boring storyline. Save your time.

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PhyllisGT
Sep 24, 2015

Such a sweet movie. I watch it over and over! Kind of like Overboard.

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firefly5
Aug 20, 2015

Two girls with loose morals have been brought up by their father. One of the women has a child with behaviour problems, the Grandfather is the little boy's main caregiver and he's a bit of a looser, always looking for a scheme. Story of the struggle of a family short of funds and job training trying to get by. The story of life!

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Dec 29, 2009

Violence: One suicide scene, crime scenes shown often, dead bodies shown a few times.

nadian Dec 29, 2009

Sexual Content: Partial nudity and implied sexual content with one graphic scene.

nadian Dec 29, 2009

Coarse Language: Used occasionally

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

nadian Dec 29, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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LittleNoName
Jul 11, 2016

Subtitles are good size, yellow with no background

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a bio-hazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.

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Grecoel
Apr 13, 2017

Joe Lorkowski: It's a business lie, it's different from a life lie.

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bdls206
Mar 24, 2011

Talking Deer Head: Attention all fellow deer. If you find deer feed in the middle of the forest, be a bit suspicious.

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