I haven’t been much into watching movies these days. Movies used to be exciting to me, especially the oldies, but like reading I have a hard time getting into the mode of either one. Maybe it’s my immersion with writing that I find it hard to relax and just enjoy a movie. Nowadays, when I watch one, I become critical of the characters, or plot, something I never considered years ago.
Since I feel I need to expand my love of the arts, I joined Netflix thinking what a great idea to watch a movie on demand every now and then. So I’m scanning the different movies, and I come across a Sundance Film, Sunshine Cleaning. The past three years, I seem to enjoy Foreign, Independent and Sundance Films more than mainstream.
Sunshine Cleaning is about a single mother and her slacker sister, played by Emily Blunt getting into the business of cleaning up crime scenes, murders, suicides, by removing the stains of the incident. The mother, played by Amy Adams wants to move her quirky, intelligent son into a private school. In order to do so, she needs to make quick cash. As the sisters work together, they begin to appreciate one another and in the end understand how the other feels so many years ago after the loss of their mother.
The subject matter is strange, but I did like Sunshine Cleaning. I feel they could have focused more on the relationship with the sisters to build it up better. Other than that, I found it to be humorous and touching as each character tries to find their way in life. I give the movie 3-1/2 out of 5 film reels.
Any good movies you've watched recently?