Sunshine Cleaning Reviews

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November 22, 2020
If you adored Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine Cleaning will probably charm you too - but only if you have a taste for movies whose dark and bittersweet coating hides a slightly gooey, feel-good soft centre.
September 24, 2020
A tremendously moving, heartfelt, and humorous film.
November 15, 2019
Despite it's cloudy undertones, Sunshine Cleaning will bring a ray of sunshine to even the darkest day.
October 30, 2019
Touching on universally recognisable themes of grief, trust and ambition, all wrapped up in those binding family ties, the film retains an intensely personal focus thanks to its small town setting... and those pitch-perfect performances.
August 29, 2019
Another assured and thoroughly enjoyable film from the very talented Christine Jeffs, and well worth a gander.
December 10, 2018
Mr. Zahn brings feeling to an often-cliched role, while Mary Lynn Rajskub is moving as a troubled woman who almost connects with the similarly confused Norah.
August 18, 2018
This low-key, authentic-feeling drama with touches of comedy stars effervescent Adams, scene-stealing Emily Blunt and reliably crusty Alan Arkin as their dad.
September 18, 2017
SunShine Cleaning is a lovely little film that's more gallows than humor.
September 12, 2017
Filled with touching moments and relatable agony in the midst of financial and personal meltdowns, Blunt and Adams effortlessly portray two characters on the verge of a breakthrough...
September 29, 2012
Sunshine Cleaning a compelling and thoroughly adult picture, boasting an original plot and, in Adams and Blunt, two of the most talented young actresses working today.
November 16, 2011
[B]leach this one fully out of sight and mind.
September 29, 2011
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, two fine actresses, get the opportunity to glow in strong lead roles as complex, emotionally fractured females who work hard to earn your respect -- and reclaim their own.
August 16, 2011
New directions in chick flicks: dried arterial blood sprays, maggots, and heart tugs.
March 30, 2011
Sunshine Cleaning is a decent film, especially if you already like this sort of thing, with a lot of subtlety and a desire to represent actual human beings without demonizing or beatifying any of them.
March 1, 2011
Well worth a look for those who aren't too disillusioned with the post-Juno Indie film scene.
November 15, 2010
Amy Adams sweeps through the wide-ranging role with zest, enthusiasm and just the right touch of simmering self-anger.
January 4, 2010
This is a flick about two women who go into the business of cleaning up crime scenes. Somebody should be hired to clean up the mess of a script for "Sunshine Cleaning".
December 17, 2009
More sobering than laugh-out-loud funny, Sunshine Cleaning gives full weight to the impact of death without rubbing our faces in the crime scenes.
December 9, 2009
The movie never quite knows how to tackle the material because it literally jumps all over the map...
September 30, 2009
Megan Holley's script feels like it's been Sundance-workshopped to death. However, the cast - led by Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin - establishes a vibrantly odd family bond that sustains "Sunshine Cleaning" through its dimmer portions.
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