Sunshine Cleaning Reviews

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November 16, 2011
[B]leach this one fully out of sight and mind.
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 9, 2009
The movie never quite knows how to tackle the material because it literally jumps all over the map...
August 28, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning has that "Sundance" vibe, in that it feels overly developed and tested for a bittersweet 'indie" feel and for maximum quirkiness.
August 25, 2009
Shows there's nothing indie dramedies can't turn into faux-regional quirk
August 25, 2009
Not entirely insubstantial, even as the bulk evaporates from the mind.
August 14, 2009
There's close to nothing about this film that isn't contrived, forced and reminiscent of movies that twist themselves into knots to achieve Harold and Maude-like quirky charm.
July 3, 2009
Instead of something fresh and funny, this film is as formulaic and empty as any Hollywood blockbuster.
July 3, 2009
This is nearly a decent family comedy - but like the mantra-chuntering character Adams plays, it's just not confident enough of its strong points to really stand out.
June 26, 2009
June 12, 2009
Best to take a page from Rose's métier and bleach this one fully out of sight and mind.
June 10, 2009
Although the film isn't brilliant, the script has its moments and includes some memorable dialogue: "How'd she die?" "It was a do-it-yourself kinda thing."
May 7, 2009
The laughs are not easy to get.
April 3, 2009
Desperately quirky, with desperately quirky characters. There are no characters in this film who aren't quirky. That's a problem.
April 2, 2009
Adams' natural effervescence and Blunt's tart world-weariness come through well, but the dot-connecting screenplay and inert direction eventually leave them stranded.
March 31, 2009
[Amy Adams and Emily Blunt] suggest a whole vista of human emotion that the muddled script just kind of gestures towards in a vague way.
March 27, 2009
But while director Christine Jeffs finds the pathos in writer Megan Holleys too-quirky script, the piling on of offbeat contrivances overwhelms the emotional weight of the sisters troubled relationship.
March 27, 2009
Blame a script that, despite its early promise, goes nowhere.
March 27, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning is a small film with small storytelling problems that eventually add up.
March 27, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning is one of those dependent independent films -- dependent on the need to be "quirky" yet "heartfelt" too, and as much a slave to the formulaic as any Hollywood product.
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