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Sunshine Cleaning [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Amy Adams , Emily Blunt , Christine Jeffs    DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn
  • Directors: Christine Jeffs
  • Writers: Megan Holley
  • Producers: Bob Dohrmann, Dan Genetti, Glenn Williamson, Jeb Brody, Marc Turtletaub
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001UV4XGU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,134 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



the indie hit of the summer --Cosmopolitan

the sunniest, funniest, most uplifting film you'll see this summer --Easy Living

a wonderfully smart comedy --Sunday Mirror

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Adams/Blunt/Arkin ~ Sunshine Cleaning

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A different film with a nice feel to it 9 Dec 2009
Format:DVD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
If I were to sum up this film in a single word, it would be 'grower', but it's definitely one which I'd watch again.

The film starts off sort of slowly, introducing the various characters. If you've seen 'Little Miss Sunshine', then the father figure in 'Sunshine Cleaning' is somewhat a similar character to the Grandfather in that film, but that's no bad thing at all.

It took me a while to initially figure out what was going on in this story - and without giving too much away, the second half of the film is where everything starts to come together. There are sections during the first half where you start to wonder if the film is about discovering yourself, love-lost or something else entirely, but at least it keeps you on your toes!

The two sisters in the lead roles play excellent parts and work very well together. I also think that there's some seriously good acting from Amy Adams in particular; her unravelling and messed-up life, which comes to the fore in the first half of the film, slowly starts to fix herself in the second-half.

There's a really nice ending too.

If you liked 'Little Miss Sunshine' then you'll really like this - it's a totally different film, but the dialogue and the characters work really well. Recommended.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching 23 July 2009
Ok, first a confession, I only got this because it stars Amy Adams and as ever she doesn't disappoint. The story line is simple and deals with a single mother and her disfunctional sister (Emily Blunt) who set up a cleaning company dealing with crime scenes. It starts slowly and had it not been for Amy I would probably have given up but stick with it. Amy and Emily give first class performances as ordinary girls coping with their disappointing lives. This is the sort of film that gives your soul a little lift.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 28 Nov 2009
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That the film :

A) marketed as 'from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine',
B) stars Alan Arkin as a grump OAP friendly with a grandchild and
C) is NAMED Sunshine Cleaning does not bode well for this film, as had I not received it for free to review I certainly would have never watched it simply for the shameless, tenuous ties to that other, much better film. Still, watch it I did, and honestly I'm glad I did, as it's better than it's cold-footed marketers would have you believe.

In addition to sparking thousands of "who's the hotter sister" debates, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt turn in decent performances as somewhat directionless siblings entering into the crime-scene-cleanup business to make some quick cash, while their father (Arkin) plots to get rich quick and pals around with Adams' bratty son (some jerk). Other characters come and go, including one-armed model builder Winston and a remarkably grown-up looking Steve Zahn as the adulterous cop. The plot slowly meanders along and doesn't quite deliver either the laughs that the blackly comic premise promises, OR the deeper questions of morality and desensitization one would expect. To be honest, there's little here we haven't seen before, from the odd pairing of Arkin and grandson (LMS did it much better) to the woes of a single mother with a pesky, smart-but-bored kid. The photography is superb though, and the DVD transfer suitably clean (unlike many other recent releases that dirty up the print so you HAVE to buy the BR- rant over).

Worth a watch if you're a fan of either of the leads, just don't be expecting any of the quirks the DVD blurb implies. Half-hearted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special 20 Aug 2013
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Beware all hard of hearing .....NO TEXT. Not much of a story. I have seen Amy Adams in far better. Watched it and have passed it on - not worth keeping would not want to watch it again. I really cannot believe they are still churning out DVDs with no text. In future if it doesn't text I shall not purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a rather sweet film that tells the story of two sisters, scarred by an event in their past and trying to make their own way in the world. It is a film all about relationships, between the sisters, with friends, with lovers, with their father, with strangers, with the child of one of them. It shows how we can touch into other peoples lives in a myriad of different and unexpected ways.

The basis of the film is the business that the two sisters set up, cleaning up gory crime scenes. This leads to some funny moments, but it is the examination of the various relationship dynamics that makes this a good film. There are moments that are poignant, funny, tender, moving and dark. The film mixes all these together to create a rich tapestry around the lives of the two sisters that is well worth watching.

It's not a film to shy away from truths, or to give a totally Hollywood happy ending - you feel that both sisters could be better people at the end of the film (especially Rose, who could have tried to spend a bit more time with her son). It's all the better for it.

The actors impress, especially Amy Adams as Rose, and Alan Arkin as the father. I must confess that I haven't seen him in anything other than Catch 22 and Captain Invincible, so it was a bit of a surprise to me to see him putting a serious performance in. The performances are naturalistic, and helped along by some good directing and nice photography.

4 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great night in film
Good interplay between the two protagonists. A film with both Emily Blunt and Amy Adams could possibly implode but this one is definitely better than the sum of its parts. Read more
Published 2 days ago by gerryg
1.0 out of 5 stars Not even worth 1 star
After reading reviews, and based on actresses I assumed I would enjoy this film. However, it was awful not to mention depressing. The story line should be funny but it's not. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Holly
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirked-up cleaning
I like quirky movies, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. So "Sunshine Cleaning" seems like a pretty good option -- it's a rather sweet, dryly-humorous movie about a family... Read more
Published 5 months ago by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars I have still to watch the film but the service was first rate.
Very good service. I selected this item as a gift for my wife. I ordered it with no issues and it arrived on time in excellent condition. A very good and easy to use service.
Published 7 months ago by Alan Pithie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Had this for ages and then lost it so bought it again and watched on an evening confined to bed ill and loved it. Recommend it highly
Published 18 months ago by J. L. Sorensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Warts and all
This is such a great film. It has the same feel as that of 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'Juno', for example. Read more
Published on 3 July 2012 by Phoober
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than 'Curdled'
Entertaining piece of faux-indie hokum. Certainly, as the other reviewers here point out, the Sunshine/Arkin parallel does suggest that this attempting to grab the Little Miss... Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2010 by Stuart Burns
3.0 out of 5 stars Very nice movie...
A fantastic little movie with a heart, but definitely on the black-comedy end of the spectrum.

For those who don't know, Sunshine Cleaning is about two sisters who, for... Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2010 by J. Pappenheim
3.0 out of 5 stars Likeable Comedy
The two female leads in this are fantastic and it is great to see decent parts for women in a Hollywood movie that is not a romantic comedy. Read more
Published on 8 Sep 2010 by scoon2
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much syrup on the pancake
It isn't the fault of the excellent cast that this fails to satisfy.

Emily Blunt is particularly good as Norah, one of two sisters down on their luck, in dead end jobs,... Read more
Published on 15 Aug 2010 by Four Violets
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