Thursday, April 16, 2009
Two daughters lose their mother early, leaving them with a gruff, kindly, but ineffectual father. Neither is able to come to grips with her life. But they keep trying. They get lucky, and unlucky. Life is complicated.
Sunshine Cleaning, from some of the same people responsible for Little Miss Sunshine (do all their movies need the word "sunshine" in the title?) is a sad, interesting movie about people who are getting by, but whose emotional lives are a wreck. It's a story about how they try come to terms with their emotional loss, many years later. There are many strong, honest moments in this film. I recommend it.