Sunshine Cleaning

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Christine Jeffs
Production: Overture Films
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Attention all fellow deer!

If you find deer feed

in the middle of the forest,

be a bit suspicious.

'Morning, sir.

How are you doing?


I'm looking for a 20-gauge,

maybe a Coach

or a Western Competition Special

Yeah, I think I have

just what you need.

- Try this one on for size.

- Thank you.

- Man:
Hey, Cliff.

- Yeah?

The 12-gauge and 20-gauge shotgun

shells should be here by Thursday.

Make it Tuesday

with the 454 Casull.

I can see you

In the summertime

Throwing caution to the wind

As you reach and touch the sky

I can see you...


It's a real rager, huh?

You're a long-forgotten truth

In the twilight of my day...




Norah, the restaurant's on the phone.

You're supposed to be at work.

I'm sleeping, Dad.

Who carries you among the clouds

Keep your eyes wide

As you cross the universe

Put your future in a box...

Hurry up.


- You're fired.

- I just-

I can see you

In the summertime

On the shoulders

Of a giant

As you reach and touch the sky

And I wish

I could see you one more time

You are the cure for it.

Just a couple questions here.

All right, it was a 12-gauge?

A 20-gauge.

So it was a Coach gun?

You were behind the counter?

Sir, here's your contract.

I hate these shotgun cases-

a real pain in the ass.

And he had a shell in his pocket

when he came in here.

Inside his jacket.

- He brought his own ammo?

- Then he was up there.

The guy scattered all over this place,

and every blob of him a biohazard.

Hey, Carl, he's over here

in Fishing too.

Yeah, a real pain in the ass.

All right, thanks.

- Thank you, guys.

- Thank you, gentlemen.

All right, we're wrapping it up.

Three grand just to wipe the asshole

up off the floor.

Hey, you can handle this report

tonight, can't you?

I got a thing I gotta do.

Is it a blonde thing

or a brunette thing?

You are strong.

You are powerful.

You can do anything.

You are a winner.

- Ooh. Hey.

- Aunt Norah's here.

Finally. Thank you.

I'm gonna be so late for class.

And she brought Crunchy Corn.

Crunchy Corn, Crunchy Corn,

Crunchy Crunchy Crunchy Corn.

- Hey.

- Sorry.


Guys, don't eat too much of that.

He's gonna be hyper all night,

you realize that?

Yes. Yes, I do.

All right. How do I look?

- Oscar:

- Yeah?

I'm kidding.

I love you.

And don't tell him any more

Lobster Man stories.

He had nightmares all week.

Okay, just use some

common sense, okay?

Okay. "Thank you so much."

You're welcome.

He hears this horrible sound.

This is how it goes.


Snap, drag.

Snap. Snap, drag.

And the thing is that he knows

that Lobster Man

is out there somewhere,

and he's totally screwed

'cause his tongue

is stuck to the mailbox.

Well, then why did he lick

the mailbox?

Because he has OCD

and is obsessed with

licking mailboxes.

Well, then why wasn't he

in school?

Are you gonna let me tell the story

or are you gonna drive me crazy?

Well, maybe he didn't go to school

because he had the ACD.


You should hear the way he goes on

about his lean body mass

weight index bullshit. God.

When was the last time

you even played basketball, Mac?

He needed to be brought down

a peg or two.

I'm sure you pulling your groin muscle

really impressed him.

I should introduce him

to your sister.

Oh, yeah, Norah and a cop-

that's a good idea.

Hey, you know, I was working

a scene today

where this guy offed himself

in a sporting goods store.

So they brought this

cleaning crew in, right?

You would not believe

how much they charge for that shit.

With the body there?

No, the body's gone.

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