Cover image for Sunshine Cleaning [videorecording] = Nettoyage Sunshine / Overture Films presents in association with Big Beach, a Big Beach/Backlot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Jeb Brody ; written by Megan Holley ; directed by Christine Jeffs.
Title:
Sunshine Cleaning [videorecording] = Nettoyage Sunshine / Overture Films presents in association with Big Beach, a Big Beach/Backlot Pictures production ; produced by Glenn Williamson, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Jeb Brody ; written by Megan Holley ; directed by Christine Jeffs.
Title Variants:
Nettoyage Sunshine
Publication Information:
[Canada] : Distributed exclusively in Canada by E1 Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

Special features: Audio commentary featuring writer Megan Holley and producer Glenn Williamson; "A fresh look at a dirty business" featurette.
Abstract:
Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture.
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MPAA rating: R; language, disturbing images, some sexuality and drug use.

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A thirtysomething single mother whose boundless potential was squandered through a series of failed relationships and a misguided effort to help her younger sister succeed in life finds the fruits of her labors finally coming together in director Christine Jeffs' dark family comedy. Back in high school, the future looked pretty bright for Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams); not only was she the cheerleading captain, but she was also dating the star quarterback. Flash forward a little over a decade, and Rose is working overtime in hopes of getting her son into a better school. Her sister, Norah (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their father, Joe (Alan Arkin), a failed salesman whose penchant for jumping into get-rich-quick schemes has left the family without a financial net to fall back on. Rose may be down, but she certainly isn't out, and when she hatches a plan to launch a crime-scene cleanup business, the money starts rolling in. Sure, cleaning up murder scenes and suicide sites may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but death is a fairly profitable business, and as the phone keeps ringing, Rose and Norah finally begin to experience the closeness of sisterhood that has eluded them all these years while also providing their family with true security. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi