Sunshine Cleaning

Poster for Sunshine Cleaning

Summer 2009 Summer Films series

Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Christine Jeffs

Screenplay by Megan Holley

Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn

Rated 14A · 1h 31m
United States

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A small-time crime scene cleanup crew in a crumbling corner of Albuquerque offers an offbeat and oddly endearing drama, leavened with just the right amount of comedy. Dig in a bit deeper and uncover a smartly done morality tale that couldn’t be more in sync with these troubled times. Rose (Amy Adams), is a struggling single mother on the downside of a life she expected more from, and Norah (Emily Blunt), is her younger sister caught in a free fall of her own. Director Christine Jeffs offers a story with economic lessons everywhere, a fitting eulogy for the culture of greed, and a reminder that hard work–not miracles–save people. When it comes together, there‚Äôs a tableau of hope, humor and a truth-telling reality that is a salve for the recessionary soul. From Betsy Sherman, L.A. Times