A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy “Sunshine Cleaning.” Directed by Christine Jeffs (“Sylvia”), “Sunshine Cleaning” is about an average family that finds the path to its dreams in an unlikely setting. The film screened in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
The “Sunshine Cleaning” stellar cast includes Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (Enchanted), Oscar winner Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Steve Zahn (Happy, Texas), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Capote), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24″) and Jason Spevack (Hollywoodland).
Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah, (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes.
Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other…specialized situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find new respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to the joys and challenges of being there for one another—no matter what—while discovering personal healing in the most unexpected way.