Reviews

Sep 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...
Nov 16, 2011
[B]leach this one fully out of sight and mind.
Aug 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 3, 2009
Ultimately, the film is too neat, and too cloyingly sweet to tackle anything resembling real life.
Jul 3, 2009
Instead of something fresh and funny, this film is as formulaic and empty as any Hollywood blockbuster.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 3, 2009
More Life Of Grime than CSI, Sunshine Cleaning is tonally a bit messy, the characters over-coloured and the whole 'they need to clean up their own life' theme is over-tidy. But it's good to see a chick flick with guts, even if they're all over the carpet.
Jul 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.
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 26, 2009
Could have been a little more darkly comic in places but the performances are superb.
Jun 19, 2009
It's worthwhile just for Adams and Blunt, a partnership made in movie heaven.
Jun 12, 2009
Best to take a page from Rose's métier and bleach this one fully out of sight and mind.
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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 26, 2009
Its overall ability to balance humor and drama, attention to emotional detail and a few winning performances outweighs its maudlin tendencies.
Mar 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.