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4.0 out of 5 stars Sunshine cleaning - Trying to look on the sunny side of life, 7 Jun. 2012
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This review is from: Sunshine Cleaning [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
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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