Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning

Release Date: 2009-03-13
Limited Release



Film Genre(s): Dark Comedy

United States


Written by Megan Holley, this is about a former 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 a true 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 creating a brighter future for the entire Lorkowski family.


  • Production Weekly reports that Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are set to star in the pic which Christine Jeffs will direct. Filming on the project begins early next year. - 2006-09-01
  • Production Weekly reports that Alan Arkin will next star in the production will be shot in and around Albuquerque starting next week. - 2007-02-08
  • The Hollywood Reporter reports that Steve Zahn has been cast. - 2007-02-19