Sunshine Cleaning
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 194 items from 2009   « Prev | Next »


Year in Review Part 2: Burn the Negatives!

30 December 2009 9:23 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The title of this post is indefensible, exclamatory (!) and puerile. But these movies piss me off and if they can be super obnoxious, so can I. Now, in truth, I probably never see the absolute "worst" of the movies that play in theaters since I can pick and choose my own film menu. My New Year's Resolution is to be more constructive when I criticize (I'm not giving up criticism. That's mother's milk). I'd also like to be more positive in 2010.

Thus, I retract the titular command: No negatives of the following movies and performances should be incinerated ... instead let them live on as cautionary tales to actors and filmmakers. People are watching. Try harder.

Worst Supporting Actor

I've already expressed my concerned about the "too much!" of Stanley Tucci's continually nominated performance in The Lovely Bones. I don't know what the hell Richard Gere was doing in Amelia, »

- NATHANIEL R

Permalink | Report a problem


Top 25 Movies of 2009: Movies #11 - 20

29 December 2009 9:56 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Top 25 Movies of 2009 #11 - 20

And we arrive at day two of my listed look back at 2009 with the movies ranked #11-20. If you missed yesterday's installment featuring my Honorable Mention choices and spots 21-25 you can click here and start there and continue to this list afterward. Once again, before we get started, here is the schedule for the next few days:

2009 "Best Of" Schedule

Monday, Dec. 28: Honorable Mentions and #21 - 25

Monday, Dec. 28: Nominations for RopeofSilicon Users Top Ten andlaquo; Updated

Tuesday, Dec. 29: Movies #11 - 20

Wednesday, Dec. 30: Movies #1 - 10

Thursday, Dec. 31: Round 2: You Vote for the Best Films of 2009

Monday, Jan. 4: The 2nd Annual RopeofSilicon Awards

Today's ten films include a couple I had a hard time keeping out of spots nine and ten on my ultimate top ten list of 2009, and are major reasons this list grew from the usual ten selections to twenty-five. »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie Montage Lets You Relive All The Movies Of 2009

23 December 2009 2:49 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Want to relive some of the highlights of the movies released this year without rewatching them all? Kees van Dijkhuizen recently posted a montage of clips from films that hit theaters in 2009 and it.s bound to give you chills. The pacing is impeccable, the soundtrack riveting and the clip selection striking, especially considering the massive amount of material that must have been sorted through. Of course not every film of 2009 gets its time to shine in the seven-minute montage, but a massive amount is featured, including some of the greats and no-so-greats of the year. There are blockbusters like Star Trek, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Inglourious Basterds and even some lesser celebrated films like Phoebe in Wonderland, The Burning Plain, Sunshine Cleaning and, my personal favorite to see so well-represented, Whip It. To a scary movie fan, the most glaring omission is the entire horror genre. No need to »

Permalink | Report a problem


International Trailer: Leap Year

23 December 2009 6:47 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The new International trailer and UK poster (which is pretty much the same as the Us one with a different colour background) for Amy Adams’ new movie, Leap Year has just been released by Optimum Releasing. Leap Year is directed by Anand Tucker and also stars Matthew Goode and John Lithgow. I’ve put the new trailer below the synopsis and you can click the image above to enlarge. Leap Year is released 26th February.

Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning, Doubt, Enchanted) is a young woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around. However she faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.

From the director of Red Riding »

- David Sztypuljak

Permalink | Report a problem


"An Education" Tops London Film Critics' Circle Awards

21 December 2009 10:05 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The coming of age tale, "An Education," topped the London Film Critics' Circle Awards nominations. The film picked up seven nominations including actress for Carey Mulligan and screenwriter of the year for Nick Hornby.

Quentin Tarantino is set to receive the Critics' Circle's highest honor, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema. The 30th Awards will take plave on February 18 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone.

Here are the nominees:

Breakthrough British Film-maker

Daniel Barber - Harry Brown

Armando Ianucci - In the Loop

Duncan Jones . Moon

Peter Strickland - Katalin Varga

Sam Taylor-Wood - Nowhere Boy

The Attenborough Award: British Film Of The Year

Bright Star

An Education

Fish Tank

In the Loop and Moon

Foreign Language Film Of The Year

The Class

Katyn

Let the Right One In

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

Director Of The Year

Jacques Audiard - A Prophet

Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker »

- Manny

Permalink | Report a problem


Emily Blunt Failed to Secure Her Double Satellite Awards Noms

21 December 2009 7:45 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Emily Blunt has impressed critics with her performance on both "The Young Victoria" and "Sunshine Cleaning", leading to her being nominated for two 2009 Satellite Awards titles. When the winners of the awards were announced however, it was unraveled that she has lost to Shohreh Aghdashloo and Mo'Nique.

On Monday, December 21, the International Press Academy made public Shohreh Aghdashloo bested Blunt in the category for Best Actress in Drama, and Mo'Nique stole her chance at securing Best Supporting Actress title. While she failed to add her award collection, her co-star in "The Devil Wears Prada" Meryl Streep took home Best Actress in Comedy/Musical honor for her performance in "Julie & Julia".

The 26-year-old was not the only double-nominated actress who walked away with no kudo. Her fellow competitor Penelope Cruz has to admit defeat as well. Nonetheless, both of Cruz' movies nailed at least one award. "Broken Embraces" was in tie »

- celebrity-mania.com

Permalink | Report a problem


'An Education' leads London critics' noms

21 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

London -- Lone Scherfig's "An Education," starring Carey Mulligan, secured seven nominations for the 30th annual London Film Critics' Circle Awards, to be dished out in February.

There was no room for the Danish director Scherfig herself in the best director list of nominations, but her film did receive nominations in the best British film and best screenplay for Nick Hornby, as well as a brace for Mulligan, who appears on the best actress and best British actress lists.

Elsewhere, Hollywood goes head to head with Europe in the best film category as "Avatar" competes with two Cannes prizewinners, "A Prophet," directed by Jacques Audiard, and Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon."

Also vying for the best film plaudit is "The Hurt Locker" and "Up in the Air."

Lfcca organizers said Quentin Tarantino will receive the circle's highest honor, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema, at the event scheduled for Feb. »

- By Stuart Kemp

Permalink | Report a problem


Channel Surfing: Boris Kodjoe Gets "Undercovers," "Big Love" Departure, Showtime Sees "Sunshine," Julie Benz Discusses "Dexter" Finale, and More

18 December 2009 7:31 AM, PST | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. Another cast member has been secured for J.J. Abram's NBC espionage drama pilot Undercovers. Boris Kodjoe (Surrogates, Soul Food) has been cast as the male lead, Steven Bloom. Steven and his wife Samantha (as yet uncast) work together as spies. Abrams, who co-wrote the pilot script with Josh Reims, may still come aboard the project as the pilot's director. (Hollywood Reporter) Spoiler! TV Guide Magazine's Will Keck has the scoop on the departure of one of the cast members from HBO's drama series Big Love, which returns with its fourth season on January 10th. [Editor: I am not even going to put the name of the actor here as the article is extremely spoilery (though has at least one piece of misinformation), so read at your own risk.] (TV Guide Magazine) Showtime is developing a series adaptation of feature film Sunshine Cleaning, about a pair of sisters who work as crime scene cleaners. The pay cabler has hired the film's writer, Megan Holley, to adapt it as a drama series and is developing the project in-house. »

- Jace

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie Review: The Young Victoria (2009)

18 December 2009 3:14 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend in The Young Victoria

Photo: Apparition The Young Victoria is an excellent film, but it's missing a conclusion. The script penned by Julian Fellowes ends just when it seems it should be getting to the final act of the story of the up-and-down first years of Queen Victoria's rule. Fellowes gets us over a hill only to feed us text to take us down the other side. It's like investing in the stock market and watching your stock climb only to have it earn you hundreds instead of thousands when you cash out. Sure, you're a little richer, but the promise was much greater than the ultimate payoff.

For as melancholy as the film opens, The Young Victoria is actually quite the entertaining royal period piece as it introduces us to 17-year-old Princess Victoria (Emily Blunt) describing her "palace as a prison" while she sits in waiting. »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


The Young Victoria

17 December 2009 2:00 AM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Release Date: Dec. 18 (limited) Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Writer: Julian Fellowes Cinematographer: Hagen Bogdanski Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson Studio/Run Time: Sony Pictures Entertainment, 100 mins. Blunt dazzles as British royalty in well-executed period piece She was the snooty girl in The Devil Wears Prada, the hot date in Dan in Real Life, the funny sister in Sunshine Cleaning and the alluring daughter in Charlie Wilson’s War. Now Emily Blunt steps into her first major leading role, dazzling and delighting in period piece The Young Victoria. Mostly set in the 1830s and ’40s, this »

Permalink | Report a problem


What Is the Best Little-Movie-That-Could of 2009?

15 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Everyone loves an underdog, and 2009 seemed to be the year for them. Several movies with lesser-known stars and/or low budgets held their own against their Goliath-sized counterparts, winning the hearts of fans and critics alike. Time will only tell if they can pull off a dark horse upset in awards season, but I'm willing to wager that a couple of these will at least earn mentions. Tell me, which is your favorite? Don't forget to vote on all of my Best of 2009 polls! What Is the Best Little-Movie-That-Could of 2009? District 9 The September Issue Paranormal Activity Anvil! The Story of Anvil The Hurt Locker Sunshine Cleaning Precious (500) Days of Summer »

- BuzzSugar

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscar Scripts: We're Up to 30 with 'Hurt Locker,' 'Crazy Heart,' 'Fantastic Fox' and More

12 December 2009 12:05 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: Summit Entertainment Once again, a thanks goes out to Don at Simply Scripts as well as commenter Marcial as we get four more scripts, three from Fox Searchlight and another from Summit.

Today I have added 500 Days of Summer written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, Scott Cooper's script for Crazy Heart based on Thomas Cobb's novel, Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox and Mark Boal's original screenplay for The Hurt Locker bringing our Oscar contending script total to a whopping 30 total scripts.

Below you will get links to the award sites as well as links to each screenplay, with the newest scripts marked with a fancy "New!" label. Remember to bookmark our The Contenders section and/or subscribe to the Contenders RSS Feed for continuous awards updates.

Fox Searchlight (visit awards site) 500 Days of Summer Download the Script andlaquo; New! »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


Women Film Critics Circle Awards

11 December 2009 7:49 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The usual eclectic collection from the Women Film Critics. Always fun! Thanks to Cedric in the forums. Best Movie About Women (tie) Coco Before Chanel My One And Only Best »

- ladylurks

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscar Scripts: Let's Get 'Wild' as the Script Total Moves to 26

10 December 2009 11:01 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: Warner Bros. Thanks to the alert eyes of Don at Simply Scripts I have added three more Oscar contending scripts to the list you see below, which is now up to a whopping 26! Today we have two new Warner Bros. titles including Where The Wild Things Are (written by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers) and The Blind Side (written by John Lee Hancock) as well as the script for Universal's It's Complicated (written by Nancy Meyers).

Below you will get links to the award sites as well as links to each screenplay, with the newest scripts marked with a fancy "New!" label. Remember to bookmark our The Contenders section and/or subscribe to the Contenders RSS Feed for continuous awards updates.

The Weinstein Co. (visit awards site) Inglourious Basterds Download the Script Nine Download the Script The Road Download the Script A Single Man Download the Script Sony Pictures Classics »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


Amy Adams Curious About Baby's Sex But Not Because of Nursery

7 December 2009 7:24 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Being pregnant with her first child which is due in spring 2010 with her actor fiance Darren Le Gallo, Amy Adams stated that she's about to learn the baby's sex. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight (Et) which was aired on December 7, the "Enchanted" star said that the reason why she wants to know the baby's sex is simply because she is just curious.

Amy shared to Et on why she is so dying to know the child's gender, explaining "It's not about planning a nursery, it's more about I just want to know. I want to be able to relate in that way." She added, "That's what works for me, but I totally believe in whatever works for the individual."

Moreover, Amy stated that she actually wants to wait to know the baby's sex, but she is too "impatient" about it. The Rose Lorkowski in "Sunshine Cleaning" said, "We will probably find out. »

- celebrity-mania.com

Permalink | Report a problem


New Oscar Scripts: 'Basterds,' 'Nine,' 'The Road' and 'A Single Man'

3 December 2009 3:01 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: The Weinstein Co. The Weinstein Co. has opened up the doors to their awards site and with it comes four new scripts bringing the total number of Oscar contending scripts available online up to 23. The films we now have screenplays for include Inglourious Basterds, The Road, Nine and A Single Man. I have added direct links to each screenplay directly below along with the previous 19 scripts for films from Sony Pictures Classics, Focus Features, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Overture Films and Universal Pictures.

Below you will get links to the award sites as well as links to each screenplay, with the newest scripts marked as such. Remember to bookmark our The Contenders section and/or subscribe to the Contenders RSS Feed for continuous awards updates.

The Weinstein Co. (visit awards site) Inglourious Basterds Download the Scriptandlaquo; New! Nine Download the Scriptandlaquo; New! The Road Download the Scriptandlaquo; New! A Single Man Download the Scriptandlaquo; New! »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


Golden Satellite Nominees Are Wacky And Entertaining

30 November 2009 12:50 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You can be forgiven for having ignored The Golden Satellites despite your best efforts to keep track of the staggering number of Oscar "precursors." The group, dubbing themselves the International Press Academy, tends to make even loonier choices than the Golden Globes, and if they weren't the first American-centric group to release their nominees, probably wouldn't get more attention anyway. But it's November 30 and a major Oscar contender hasn't opened in weeks, so here we are, discussing the Golden Satellite nominees. Their choices are out there to say the least-- tiny indie The Stoning of Soraya M. earned a Best Drama nomination alongside bigger stuff like Precious and An Education, Katherine Heigl boasts a nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical thanks to Ugly Truth, Emily Blunt's performance in Sunshine Cleaning is right there next to Oscar frontrunner Mo'nique in Supporting Actress, and, whoah-- Neill Blomkamp scores a »

Permalink | Report a problem


The Satellites Have Launched. What Are They Orbiting?

30 November 2009 6:10 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Satellites (formerly Golden) have announced their 2009 nominations for what it's worth. And you might be screaming "not very much".

It's hard to know what to make of this Golden Globe splinter group. There is never much of a narrative thread in their nominations. You can't sense from year to year a type of film they like or whatnot. Which makes them feel a bit suspect. They also do very strange things which you're about to see if you read their nominations. They never get much attention and yet they keep plugging away. This year they were especially kind to 2012 (who knew?), Nine and The Stoning of Soraya M. But they were downright rude to the sci-fi drama Moon which received zero nominations despite their lack of aversion to sci-fi films. I mention this because the moon is a natural satellite and the Satellites are artificial. Maybe they're jealous. What they're orbiting we know not. »

- NATHANIEL R

Permalink | Report a problem


Emily Blunt and Penelope Cruz Nab Double Satellite Awards Nominations

29 November 2009 11:49 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Emily Blunt and Penelope Cruz will be competing against each other for 2009 Satellite Awards. On Sunday, November 29, the International Press Academy announced the nominees for its 14th annual awards, unraveling that the two Hollywood big names are nominated in two same categories.

Blunt and Cruz are up for Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress. Blunt received the Best Actress nod for her performance as Queen Victoria in "The Young Victoria", and Cruz got the nom for "Broken Embraces". As for the supporting actress category, Blunt nailed it through her "Sunshine Cleaning" performance, and Cruz nabbed it due to her role in "Nine".

Cruz's upcoming musical "Nine", in the meantime, lands 11 nominations. It is on the run for Best Picture in Comedy or Musical, Best Director and Best Cinematography among others. Already winning the award for Best Ensemble from the Academy, the Rob Marshall-directed movie also includes two of its leading actors, »

- celebrity-mania.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Scripts for 'Moon,' 'An Eduction' and 'Parnassus' Brings the Total to 19

23 November 2009 2:47 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: Sony Pictures Classics Yet another script update as Sony Pictures Classics has gone all out and made available eight new scripts for your viewing pleasure including scripts from An Education, Moon, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The White Ribbon. With these eight new scripts we now have 19 of the potential Oscar nominees for you to read and make your judgment.

Below you will get links to the award sites as well as links to each screenplay, with the newest scripts marked as such. Remember to bookmark our The Contenders section and/or subscribe to the Contenders RSS Feed for continuous awards updates.

Sony Pictures Classics (visit awards site) An Education Download the Script andlaquo; New! Broken Embraces Download the Script andlaquo; New! Moon Download the Script andlaquo; New! Sugar Download the Script andlaquo; New! The Last Station Download the Script andlaquo; New! The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Download the Script andlaquo; New! »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 194 items from 2009   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners