** As part of my goal to re-educate and expose myself to the world, I am watching movies and reading books like there is no tomorrow. I am happy I am getting reacquainted again with my old self – but know that I like pretty feel-good movies after a hard day’s work. So you might not see anything from me that deep. I do write about movies I enjoyed and would love to watch again though.
Life is a messy business.
Summary: A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible – a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She’s also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can’t hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it’s a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out?
What do you get when you team up two delicate beauties, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, in a movie? You get a drama that is full or ironies.
The title itself is full of ironies as the storyline is dark, and somewhat real. Watch the two beauties be normal people, act unglamorous and basically try to live.
The storyline is not that dark, trying to leave up to its viewers things that would be better off unsaid. You get to see the legendary tale of a popular beauty queen in high school who gets knocked up, left to raise a child by herself and be a mistress to her old flame, a quarterback. She is living the “I cant believe you ended up like this” life.
I love how everything turns up rosy in the end but real.
You always end up being responsible for bringing sunshine to your life. That’s what I learned from Rose, who ended up cleaning murder and suicide scenes after seeing her own mother kill herself when she was young. Talk about going full circle and having closure.