Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Movie review: Sunshine Cleaning

The darling of Cannes, Sunshine Cleaning tells the story of Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams). Rose's young son is constantly in trouble at school. When the principal insists on sending the boy to special education classes, Rose determines to get him into private school. The problem is, her salary as a maid doesn't allow for such luxuries. Desperate to earn extra cash, she starts cleaning up crime scenes.

In the meantime, her progress is thwarted by her slacker sister Norah (Emily Blunt) and her father (Alan Arkin), who has a new get-rich-quick scheme every week.

It's an interesting story, and Adams plays her part well. Both sisters have some growing up to do, and we gain some real insights into them as the movie progresses. I enjoyed watching it, and might watch it again to catch some nuances.

Recommended.

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