Do yourself a favor on this first weekend of spring: Go see Sunshine Cleaning. It’s already been released in some cities, and opens everywhere else today.
I was lucky enough to attend a screening last night with Liz. I’ve wanted to see the film since I saw the trailers for it this winter. Sometimes, anticipating something does not pay off. Fortunately, this isn’t the case with Sunshine Cleaning. I enjoyed it from start to finish. It made me cry no less than five times.
I recommend the film to everyone, but especially to those female readers out there who have a sister. Sunshine follows two sisters trying to get their business (which is, in nutshell, cleaning up after dead people) off the ground. The two have their share of problems, but underneath it all, there’s a strong bond that only exists between sisters. Right when the film ended, I turned to Liz and said, “That made me really miss my sister.” She said it made her wish she had one.
Great story aside, you really can’t go wrong with a cast that includes two-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Golden Globe winner Emily Blut, and Oscar winner Alan Arkin. If my suspicions are correct, they’ll be attending more awards ceremonies next year.
Video of the Day: The world will miss you, Natasha Richardson. You will always be my favorite Sally Bowles. Here she is reinventing performing the titular song from Cabaret. (AKA Sarah’s favorite musical of all time.)