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It’s rare that we stumble upon an indie film that we really hate. Admit it: sometimes they’re just so eccentric that we either have to like indie films for their originality or we’re so awestricken by their philosophical depth that we’re somehow tricked into liking them. However, with “Sunshine Cleaning,” the realness expressed through the plot as well as the acting needs no mind games to win over its viewers.

Sisters Rose (Amy Adams) and Norah Lorkowski (Emily Blunt) find themselves unhappy, to say the least, still living in the small town they grew up in. Rose, the older of the two and former head cheerleader of her high school, lives the typical single mom life, working at a dead-end job, cleaning the homes of those more affluent than her in order to support her ever peculiar son, Oscar. Read more…




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Emily Blunt’s big-screen fortunes have soared in the almost three years since her scene-stealing work in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Her current turns – with Amy Adams in the sleeper hit “Sunshine Cleaning” and with John Malkovich in “The Great Buck Howard” – are just the start of a very Blunt year.

“The Young Victoria” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February with 26-year-old Blunt as the legendary English monarch. Read more…









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The movie around them has problems, but Amy Adams and Emily Blunt put on a first-class acting workshop in “Sunshine Cleaning.”

In Christine Jeffs’ dour indie dramedy, they play Rose and Norah Lorkowski, Albuquerque siblings who aren’t handling adulthood very well.

The oldest, Rose (Adams), works for a housecleaning service and struggles to keep a roof over herself and her young son, Oscar (Jason Spevack). The kid is just plain weird — he’s about to be kicked out of elementary school for licking his teacher’s leg. Read more…
















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How hot is Emily Blunt’s career?
Sizzling.

Scorching.

Nuclear reactor red.

Hard to believe the first time American audiences saw her was only five years ago as a totally amoral rich teen in the Brit import “My Summer of Love.”

Since then we’ve seen Blunt as a cutthroat fashionista in “The Devil Wears Prada,” as a neurotic high school French teacher with a crush on a student in “The Jane Austen Book Club,” as Steve Carell’s hot blind date in “Dan in Real Life,” and as a rich Texas girl with a thing for congressmen in “Charlie Wilson’s War.” Read more…







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IT’S A LITTLE hard at first imagining such vibrant actresses as Amy Adams and Emily Blunt playing loser sisters in the offbeat dramedy “Sunshine Cleaning,” but they have you believing in their characters even if the rest of the film is a stretch.

“Sunshine Cleaning,” directed by Christine Jeffs (“Sylvia”), begins with a bang: A suicide splatters himself all over a sporting-goods store. Mac (Steve Zahn), the Albuquerque, N.M., cop investigating, notices how much the cleaning company charges to tidy up and mentions it to Rose (Adams), his former high school sweetheart with whom he’s now having an affair. Read more…






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