Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunshine Cleaning [2008]

Rose can’t seem to get her life in order. She’s in a relationship with a married man, her father is always gambling on get rich quick schemes, her sister can’t hold a job, her son is always getting in trouble in school. Tired of cleaning up other people’s messes – out of desperation she starts a crime scene biohazard removal company.

This is the second time I’ve seen Sunshine Cleaning – and though I still like it – it begins to feel a bit off. It might be that even though we see Rose pulling herself together – we don’t really see the rest of the family doing the same – which I think kind of leaves the film unbalanced. It’s still quirky, fun and uplifting – but not as much as it probably should be. It’s still holding steady at 4 out of 5.

[directed by Christine Jeffs]

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