Sunshine Cleaning

by KickinLibrarian@evpl on Wednesday, September 16 2009, 3:24pm. Viewed 1,168 times.

Sunshine CleaningRose and Norah were little girls when their little mother died.  They both came in from playing in the yard to find their mom dead in the bathroom, an apparent suicide.  As the two girls grow up, that day shapes their lives.  Rose is a single mother working hard as a house cleaner to raise her son, while having an affair with her married high school sweetheart.  Norah is a party girl.  She doesn't have a boyfriend, drinks all the time, and can't hold a job.  Their father is a quirky man always looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. 

After Rose's son is expelled from school and a reunion with her high school friends approaching, Rose convinces Norah to start a crime scene cleaning business with her.  Hilarity ensues as the two women struggle to learn the ropes of cleaning up grisly crime scenes, but there is an underlying seriousness as well.  With their new business taking off, both Rose and Norah have to come to grips with what happen to their mother all those years ago and figure out what they want out of their own lives. 

Fans of Little Miss Sunshine will like this movie with the quirky characters, humor, but a serious storyline as well.  I laughed out loud and cried a few times as well.  Highly recommended. 

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