The sweet little dramedy Sunshine Cleaning
is probably doomed to endless Little Miss Sunshine
comparisons, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Both movies have roughly the same amount of indie quirk, both aim for the same modest level of human drama, and both feature Alan Arkin as the loving, crass grandfather to a weird but awesome kid.
That's largely where the similarities end, however, because this movie isn't about beauty pageants, it's about cleaning up blood. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The kid in question belongs to the main character, Rose (played by the skillful Amy Adams, who carries things like a pro without venturing ...