Sunshine Cleaning, starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as two struggling sisters who decide to start a crime-scene-cleanup business, said Stephanie Zacharek in Salon, “wants so badly to be the next Juno or Little Miss Sunshine you can almost smell the desperation wafting from the screen.” (Watch the trailer)
The script for Sunshine Cleaning “has been polished to within an inch of its life,” said Tom Charity in CNN.com, and emotions “come filtered through neat-and-tidy grace notes.” But “that's not to say there isn't a lot to enjoy in this well-acted and humanistic comedy.”
Adams and Blunt “bring a steadfast sense of truth to the story of two sisters trying to jump-start their stuck lives and grow up,” said Joe Morgenstern in The Wall Street Journal. “You'll miss out on some really great stuff if you don't see this surprising movie.”
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