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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Despite having a collection of strong actresses (and the legendary Alan Arkin) and a neat, original concept., the film never does much with it's tool aside from the same old concepts. It profits from it's charming leads but that's the most it does.
Great movie. This one was a happy surprise, because even if the film hits a few clichéd notes, it's still quite a unique, heartfelt, funny and also sad story that includes excellent performances from its cast, especially Adams, Blunt and Arkin.
Despite a plot that tries to be serious and yet moves along without a care of its crazy implausibility, Sunshine Cleaning allows viewers a rare chance to see Adams and Blunt in sillier roles. Blunt in particular is fun.
A simple story about family. A simple story of two sisters living, or trying to, in the wide world around them. And you know what, that's what makes the film work. The power of the main actresses and the simple yet compelling life stories of two people and the trails they face with having a career and the turmoil of life. An example of a simple story told more than well, it's exceptionally well.
"Sunshine Cleaning's" shoe-string budget and minimalist style might hamper some of its intensity, but this modest effort from Christine Jeffs ultimately pleases the audience with organic emotion and a quirky sense of jocularity.