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Sunshine Cleaning [Blu-ray]
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The guy at my Blockbuster store said "Oh, good movie. My wife and I watched it three times; we really liked it," when we checked it out. Three times may be a bit much, but it held us. The subplots that go nowhere (the blood bank gal, the problems in school) were, to me, perfect expressions of the fits and starts that life endlessly presents. Not everything gets tidied up; not everyone sees our attempted generosity as we do; not all stories have a satisfactory conclusion. Sometimes people are jerks, bad things happen, and we get stuck. One other pleasure was that the two people who seem to be experiencing the first sparks of interest do not hook up. How nice for a story to allow two lonely people to stay lonely, at least for now.
The other thing I truly liked about this film is that everywhere else Hollywood despises low paid labor and those who perform it. (In the movies that is; in real life, where stars are lining up defending illegal immigration so their lawns, pools, and bathrooms can be cared for at bargain rates, things are different.) But a maid and a small shop owner are treated respectfully. These are hard-working people trying, not terribly successfully, to make a go of things, and the film never laughs at them or insults them or condescends to them. Thank you.
And it wonderfully destroys some idiotic fantasies. Suicide is not glamorous and poetic, not heroic or brave; it is the ultimate act of self.Read more ›
Christine Jeffs (Sylvia) and first time screenwriter Megan Holley came up with the idea for Sunshine Cleaning from the story of two women from Seattle they heard on a National Public Radio "All Things Considered" segment. In real life the women are actually best friends who own a biohazard removal/ cleaning service, but naturally with all adaptations things are changed to better move along the story, or to help the audience to identify with the plight of the main characters.
By choosing a pair of regular women to go into a job of this nature, the filmmakers have done a great job of making a movie that has a hint of originality. Also, by choosing a profession of this nature, the movie is also able to deal with elements of life and death, moving on and dealing with the darkness in our past. The movie effectively communicates it's messages while never being overbearing in it's way of dealing with them.
The acting in this movie is great as would be expected from this cast of characters. Twice Oscar nominated Amy Adams (Junebug, Doubt) does a great job as the more stable sister who can't let go of her past.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good movie, had seen bits of it years ago, and wanted to see the whole movie thru it's entirety. The movie really keeps u glued to ur seat. Anyone who has a sister... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
So cute and touching. A story of renewal and family no matter what! Love Amy Adams and Alan Arkin is a national treasure.Published 6 days ago by Longhorn Holly
I like all of the actors in this movie. The story was good, as was the acting. There is not a ton of crime scene gore, so don't let that stop you from watching it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Stromberg
It was a good story - a little dark, but not bad. Worth a viewing.Published 4 months ago by kevin harlan
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Unless I'm misremembering, this one gave me a choice of wide screen or "full" screen when first loaded. Maybe if you stepped away from the DVD player for a while after loading it, it made the decision for you?
Sep 30, 2011 by avoraciousreader | See all 2 posts