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Too much syrup on the pancake,
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This review is from: Sunshine Cleaning [DVD]  (DVD)
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, while Rose (Amy Adams) is a single mother. Their father has a string of get-rich-quick schemes which are supposed to be amusing but are actually peculiar and embarrassing. Meanwhile Rose takes her troubled son out of school but her plans for him go no further than dumping him with said peculiar father.
When the girls start, then finish, being Sunshine Cleaners, mopping up gory crime scenes, I was hoping for a nice resolution to all their problem scenarios, but that doesn't really happen. There is far too much concentration on mawkish sentimentality, contrived situations to wring the last drop of emotion out ("sad" "cute" "funny") and I felt so manipulated I dug my heels in and refused to care about any of them by the end. Perhaps Americans prefer more syrup heaped on their pancakes than the British.