Tag Line: Life’s a messy business
Role: Norah Lorkowski
Starring: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack
Production Status: Post Production
Released: 18 January 2008 (At Sundance)
Directed By: Christine Jeffs
Writers: Megan Holley
Official Site: Here
A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy Sunshine Cleaning. Directed by Christine Jeffs, this uplifting film about an average family that finds the path to its dreams in an unlikely setting screened in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski now finds herself a thirty something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah, is still living at home with their dad Joe, 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.
“She is a little lost and kind of wacky and looking for answers. She is a joy to play”
• Amy Adams played the girlfriend of John Krasinski’s character Jim Halpert on “The Office” (2005) during the first season. Emily Blunt is Krasinski’s girlfriend in real life.