This movie is not all fun and comedy, its a story of real people in the real world.
Its a story about two sisters Rose (Amy Adams) and Norah (Emily Blunt). Rose , a former head cheerleader who’s now working as a maid, taking care of her trouble-making son, Oscar (Jason Spevack), and sleeping with her ex-boyfriend, Mac (Steve Zahn), who married someone else. Norah can’t hold down a steady job …except for babysitting Oscar and telling him horror stories. Rose comes across this lucrative opportunity of crime scene clean-up specialist, and somehow convinces her sister Norah to join her in her new blood and body fluid cleaning business, and the two of them quickly learn how lucrative it can be, and how little they know about its machinations. But Rose is doing it for her son so that she can afford to send him to an appropriate school, and Norah is doing it so that she can be close to her sister.
It is the intermix of relationships and how each character deals or doesn’t deal with them that holds this film together and makes it a surprising success. Amy Adams does another great job acting as
a vulnerable yet determined woman trying to make good for her son. Emily Blunt is stunning as the confused and embittered sister who loves the smell of everything her mother left behind and
deals with her puzzled relationships.
The performances are top notch. Adams is terrific. She’s one of those actors that manage to express a million emotions on her face at one time. She is a natural. Blunt’s performance is understated, and vastly entertaining to watch.
While there are several films out there trying to take advantage of the current world’s state, making quirky comedy out of desperation, Sunshine Cleaning is one of the better ones, definitely worth a watch but just don’t expect to leave feeling like all’s well in the world.