Sunshine Cleaning Reviews

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November 16, 2011
[B]leach this one fully out of sight and mind.
July 3, 2009
Jeffs makes a good fist of the direction and Blunt proves that she can do comedy, but it's Adams's comforting, charismatic central turn which really gives the film its lift.
July 3, 2009
Ultimately, the film is too neat, and too cloyingly sweet to tackle anything resembling real life.
July 3, 2009
Instead of something fresh and funny, this film is as formulaic and empty as any Hollywood blockbuster.
July 3, 2009
Far from being a tragic grind, Sunshine Cleaning is one long, wonderful irony. It feels like a first film - delicate, fresh and female.
July 3, 2009
The plot dithers and zigzags but only because human credibility, helped by excellent acting, has been allowed to prevail over Sundance-institutionalised designer whimsy.
July 3, 2009
It's not on a par with Little Miss: there's some whimsical-tragical stuff about talking to the dead via CB radio, and the producers might want to think beyond using "Sunshine" in a title again. But I would have been sorry to miss this.
July 3, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning will be the sleeper of this year, a movie soon to be talked about in the same breath as Sideways, Juno and Little Miss Sunshine.
June 26, 2009
June 19, 2009
It's worthwhile just for Adams and Blunt, a partnership made in movie heaven.
May 29, 2009
Taken on its own terms, though, it's a solid indie effort with plenty of nice character strokes by screenwriter Megan Holley and razor-sharp performances by Amy Adams and Emily Blunt.
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.
March 27, 2009
Adams and Blunt rise above the clunky premise and execution to once again demonstrate why they've become the go-to girls for any director seeking smart, versatile and warm-blooded talent.
March 26, 2009
Its overall ability to balance humor and drama, attention to emotional detail and a few winning performances outweighs its maudlin tendencies.
March 25, 2009
The irrepressible Adams puts a sunny face on a life that hasn't worked out, but that's worth the struggle in spite of it all.
March 20, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning should have been a madcap comedy of the macabre, or a tangled yarn about the metaphorical biohazards of living life at the margins, but it shoots for the middle and ends up being just that: middling.
March 20, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning emerges as that rare American specimen -- a strong movie about women.
March 20, 2009
This one is scripted, directed and acted with grace and immaculate care.
March 20, 2009
Lifted by a trio of fine performances, Sunshine Cleaning thrives on the unexpected and revels in the low-key.
March 20, 2009
Credit director Christine Jeffs and writer Megan Holley with revealing the sisters' pained back story ever so gently.
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