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In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.

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Rose
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Norah
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Joe
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Oscar
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Mac
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Lynn
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Winston
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Randy
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Sherm
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Carl
Judith Jones ...
Paula Datzman-Mead
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Heather
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Gun Shop Suicide
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Gun Shop Owner
Ivan Brutsche ...
Above and Beyond Worker
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Detective
Ralph Jason Aukison ...
Gun Shop Employee #1
Cliff Garstka Sr. ...
Gun Shop Employee #2 (as Clifford R. Garstka Sr.)
Charles Domenici ...
Gun Shop Employee #3
Susie Yip ...
Mrs. Kim
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Counselor (as Michael L.. Miller)
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Teacher (as Sarah Hudnut)
Anya Alyassin ...
Mac's Daughter
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Apartment Super
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Candy Store Manager
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Candy Store Girl
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Girl's Mother
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Seminar Speaker
Lois Geary ...
Mrs. Davis
Frank E. Cruz ...
Shrimp Truck Driver
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Reporter
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Police Officer
Epifanio Hernández ...
Restaurant Owner (as Epifanio Hernandez)
McKenna Hutton ...
Young Rose
Mason Frank ...
Young Norah
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TV Waitress / Mother
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Mousy Baby Shower Guest
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Peppy Baby Shower Guest
Kristin Reese ...
Hinkle's Employee Singer #1
Veronica Hernandez ...
Hinkle's Employee Singer #2
Jourdan Reese ...
Hinkle's Employee Singer #3
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Seminar Student (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
Jason Henning ...
Guy In White Coat (uncredited)
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Fair N Square Owner (uncredited)
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Party friend (uncredited)
Davin Ruggles ...
Paulas daughter (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Christine Jeffs

Written by

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Megan Holley ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jeb Brody ... producer
Robert J. Dohrmann ... co-producer
Dan Genetti ... associate producer
Peter Saraf ... producer
Marc Turtletaub ... producer
Glenn Williamson ... producer

Music by

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Michael Penn

Cinematography by

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John Toon ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Heather Persons

Editorial Department

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David Buchwald ... post-production assistant
Mike Chiado ... digital intermediate technologist: CO3 (as Michael Chiado)
Todd Crawford ... digital intermediate assistant
Jim Eberle ... digital intermediate on-line editor: CO3
Roger Fenton ... assistant editor
Naomi Geraghty ... additional editor
Mia Goldman ... editorial consultant
Terry Haggar ... color timer
Lesley Hansen ... post-production assistant
David James Kelly ... post-production assistant
Jerimiah Morey ... digital intermediate assistant
Mark T. Osborne ... digital intermediate colorist: CO3
Missy Papageorge ... digital intermediate producer: CO3
Chris Patterson ... associate editor
Chocez Peterson ... digital intermediate producer: CO3
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... digital intermediate executive producer: CO3
Arturo Sosa ... assistant editor
Ian Turpen ... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Joseph T. Garrity

Art Direction by

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Guy Barnes

Set Decoration by

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Wendy Ozols-Barnes

Costume Design by

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Alix Friedberg

Makeup Department

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Debra Clair ... key hair stylist (as Debra R. Clair)
Tarra D. Day ... department head makeup (as Tarra Day)
Lisa Hill ... additional makeup artist
Voni Hinkle ... department head hair
Vanessa Jaramillo ... additional makeup artist
Mary Hedges Lampert ... key hair stylist (as Mary Lampert)
Karen McDonald ... key makeup artist
Yvette Meely ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robert J. Dohrmann ... unit production manager
Brent Morris ... unit production manager: additional photography (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sarah Lemon ... second second assistant director (as Sarah B. Lemon)
Chemen Ochoa ... second assistant director (as Chemen A. Ochoa)
Gregory J. Smith ... first assistant director
Marcia Woske ... additional assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Arthur Arndt ... carpenter
David Bancroft ... set painter
David D. Baumann ... assistant property master
Rick Belosic ... propmaker
Craig P. Bradley ... set dresser
Benjamin Joseph Bustos ... set dresser (as Benjamin J. Bustos)
Ryan Cowles ... art department
Jason Critchfield ... set painter
Ralph Diaz ... on-set greensman
James Duddy ... set dresser
Gary Eilar ... set dresser
Dan Fitzgerald ... storyboard artist
Severino Gonzales ... lead person
Dwayne Grady ... property master (as Dwayne David Grady)
Mike J. Hanrahan ... set dresser
Eddie Jimenez ... propmaker
Ester Kim ... additional props
Debbie Long ... set dresser
Johnny Long ... greensman
Amahl Lovato ... set designer (as Amahl H. Lovato)
Amy Marsh ... art department coordinator (as Amy Elizabeth Marsh)
David McQuade ... assistant property master
Cee Moravec ... on-set dresser
Randy Ortega ... paint gang boss (as Randy E. Ortega)
Robert Ortega ... paint foreman
Chris Painter ... set dresser
Wilhelm Pfau ... set dressing buyer
Mark Purtill ... propmaker
Ian Scroggins ... set dresser
Duprelon Tizdale ... on set greens
Jamie Archer ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Steven Maes ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Leigh Maney ... additional on-set props (uncredited)
Edward McLoughlin ... set decorator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Brooke Peters ... art department coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Deb Adair ... sound mixer
Bryan Arenas ... sound consultant: Dolby
Michael J. Benavente ... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois ... sound mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Laurel Bridges ... boom operator (as Laurel Ann Bridges)
David B. Cohn ... sound effects editor
Lori Dovi ... sound mixer
Cole Gittinger ... sound utility
Eric Harwood ... sound mix technician
Tricia Linklater ... supervising sound editor
Martin Lopez ... sound designer (as Martin Jacob Lopez)
Travis MacKay ... adr recordist
Ryan Maguire ... foley mixer
Stefano Mascitti ... synchronization
Fred Peck III ... sound mix technician (as Fred W. Peck III)
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Sean Rowe ... foley artist
Roger Smith ... sound engineer
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Bayard Carey ... production sound mixer: pick-ups (uncredited)
John Weitz ... utility sound technician: pick-ups (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Scott Hastings ... special effects technician
Daniel Holt ... special effects foreman
Margaret Johnson ... special effects coordinator (as Margaret 'Maggie' Johnson)
Randy E. Moore ... special effects rigging foreman

Visual Effects by

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Brad Carvey ... visual effects supervisor
Michael Plescia ... digital artist: Digiscope
Brennan Prevatt ... compositing supervisor: Digiscope
Janet Quen ... digital artist: Digiscope
Dana Robinson ... digital artist: Digiscope
Laurel Lyn Schulman ... digital effects producer: Digiscope (as Laurel Schulman)
Christopher Stack ... imaging supervisor: Digiscope

Stunts

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Trine Christensen ... stunt double: Norah
Al Goto ... stunt coordinator
John Koyama ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn ... stunt double: Norah
Kevin L. Jackson ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
John Koyama ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bradley Barnes ... lighting technician
Jeff Bettis ... grip
Jenny Bick ... grip
Chip Byrd ... first assistant camera
Erick Castillo ... film loader
David Cummings ... grip
Theda Cunningham ... first assistant camera (as Theda Streetman)
Dan Delgado ... gaffer
Clinton Dougherty ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Clint Dougherty)
Ryan Eustis ... second assistant camera
Frank Eyers ... video assist
Brad Freshman ... grip
George Greene ... electrician (as George H. Greene)
Trevor Howe ... grip
Tom Hutchinson ... second assistant camera
Derek Johnson ... grip
Gary Kangrga ... key grip
Darin Krask ... second assistant camera
Kirk LeBlanc ... electrician
Nikki LeBlanc ... electrician
Jeff Lomaglio ... grip
Rob Lueker ... electrician
Emily Mackley ... first assistant camera (as Emily Mackley Nagle)
Brian Malone ... grip
Louis Nelson ... electrician (as Lou Nelson)
Patrick Noland ... grip
Ray Ortega ... best boy electric
Ray Patrick ... super technocrane operator
Tim Pershing ... dolly grip
Brandon Ponticelle ... second assistant camera
Christopher H. Sipes ... grip (as Chris Sipes)
John Stearns ... electrician
Lacey Terrell ... still photographer
Jim Threadgill ... best boy grip
Steve Banister ... first assistant "a" camera: second unit (uncredited)
Nick Barros ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Thomas Campbell ... electrician (uncredited)
David Cummings ... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)
Steven G. Fracol ... steadicam operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Robert Vega ... title animator

Casting Department

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Sheila Berkheimer ... casting assistant: New Mexico
Jo Edna Boldin ... casting: New Mexico
Kate Carlin ... adr voice casting
Elizabeth Gabel ... extras casting: New Mexico (as Elizabeth M. Gabel)
Marie A. Kohl ... casting associate: New Mexico
Hannah Macpherson ... casting assistant: New Mexico
Rebecca Stover ... extras casting assistant: New Mexico (as Rebecca J. Stover)
Leeba Zakharov ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barbara Lee Brice ... seamstress (as Barbara Brice)
Debra Chapman ... seamstress
Linda Huse ... costume supervisor
Wendy R. Kennedy ... costume production assistant
Maili Lafayette ... costumer: LA
Daniela Moore ... costume supervisor (as Daniela Landrith)
Molly O'Haver ... key costumer
Kent Alan Parker ... key costumer
Claire Sandrin ... set costumer
Alison M. Schmidt ... costumer: LA
Amy Sexton ... costume production assistant

Location Management

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Andre Gaudry ... location manager
Don Gray ... location scout
Jes McKay Gilmore ... location production assistant
Rebecca Puck Stair ... location manager: New Mexico (as Rebecca 'Puck' Stair)
Justin T. Williams ... assistant location manager
Newton Bass ... location manager: reshoots (uncredited)
Paul B. Roberts ... location manager: reshoots (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jay Bellerose ... musician: percussion (as Jay Belrose)
John Carbonara ... music editor
Ryan Freeland ... music recording engineer
Brian Godshall ... music licensing
Susan Jacobs ... music supervisor
Greg Leisz ... musician: pedal steel
Bruce MacFarlane ... music recording engineer
Craig MacIntyre ... musician: percussion
Michael Penn ... musician: guitars and sundry
Jack Rudy ... musician: harmonica
Patrick Warren ... musician: keyboards / orchestrator
Ronald J. Webb ... music editor (as Ron Webb)
Bruce Hanifan ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
David Majzlin ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Albert Thrower ... music clearances (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mary Beth Borg ... driver (as Mary B. Borg)
Greg Bronner ... production driver (as Gregory M. Bronner)
George M. Brown ... driver (as George Brown)
Joe Bufalino ... driver
Al Cantu ... driver
Phyllis Cantu ... driver
Billy P. Cook ... driver
Frank E. Cruz ... driver
Josh Foley ... driver
Roy A. Grace ... driver
Jerry Harvey ... driver
Chris Hicks ... driver
Penny Hicks ... driver (as Penny M. Hicks)
David L. Inman ... driver (as David Inman)
Brian Kay ... transportation captain (as Brian 'Bird' Kay)
Anthony Lebow ... driver
Elie Littauer ... driver
Jimmy W. Masterson ... driver
Collin Meador ... driver (as Colin Meador)
Dennis Milliken ... transportation coordinator (as Dennis W. Millikin)
C.D. Corky Newberry ... driver
Chris I. Quintana ... driver (as Chris Quintana)
Kino Quintana ... driver
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. ... driver (as Patrick A. Reynolds)
Walter J. Russell ... driver
David Severin ... transportation co-captain
Boots Southerland ... driver
Paul Walker ... driver
Charley Bob Burnham ... driver (uncredited)
Lyle Christensen ... shotmaker driver (uncredited)
Rita Lundin ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Doug Acton ... medic
Cayley Bell ... assistant: Mr. Arkin
Lisa Berry ... animal wrangler
Anna Burd ... assistant production coordinator/travel
Tim Carlson ... utility stand-in
Tim Carroll ... animal wrangler
Enrique Castenada ... crime scene consultant
Nick Cessac ... accounting staff assistant
Trine Christensen ... stand-in: Norah
Michael B. Clark ... assistant: Big Beach (as Michael Clark)
Angie Lee Cobbs ... production coordinator
Dawn Darfus ... production accountant
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... production attorney (as Jackie Eckhouse)
Breanna Ellis ... stand-in: Rose (as Bre Ellis)
Ayla Ercin ... production attorney
Carrie Fleming ... assistant to producers
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post production accountant (as Jennifer Freed)
Dave Gare ... product placement
Audrey Garrison ... studio teacher
Johan Grimm ... production assistant (as Johann Grimm)
Emily Gruendike ... set production assistant (as Emily L. Gruendike)
Mike Guffey ... office production assistant
Dia Hahn ... studio teacher
Lesley Hansen ... assistant to director
Lauren Hollingsworth ... assistant: Ms. Jeffs
Keith Jackson ... set production assistant
Glen Kappy ... stand-in: Joe
Nikki Kelly ... assistant: Ms. Blunt
Joanna Kennedy ... script supervisor
Ashley Kravitz ... clearances
Ryan Lacen ... set production assistant
Liz Lash ... assistant: Ms. Adams
Michael Lawson ... unit publicist
Leigh Maney ... assistant: Mr. Spevak
Annie Marter ... acquisitions executive
Luis Martinez ... set production assistant (as Louie Martinez)
Toran Maynard ... medic
Charissa McLain ... production coordinator (as Charissa Deann McLain)
Emily McMaster ... production executive: Big Beach
Maryl McNally ... assistant: Ms. Jeffs
Paul Merritt ... office production assistant (as Paul Quence Merritt)
Liz Modena ... post production accountant
David Muscatine ... first assistant accountant
Ariana Nash ... unit publicist
Michael Richards ... stand-in: Oscar
Nicholas Salinas ... medic
Veronica Sanchez ... assistant: Ms. Adams (as Veronica P. Sanchez)
Tony Shandra ... payroll accountant
Karla Simmet ... assistant craft service
Jon-Eric Singleton ... office production assistant
Hunter Standen ... assistant production coordinator/travel
Marcus Taylor ... set production assistant
Juan Torres Jr. ... security
Brayn Lee White ... office production assistant
Tobias Swift White ... craft service
Lisa Alsop ... assistant: Emily Blunt (uncredited)
William Arute ... stand-in: Steve Zahn (uncredited)
Nicholas R. Doyle ... key office production assistant (uncredited)
Fernando Echeverri ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Brooke Fair ... craft service (uncredited)
Patricia Greer ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tracey Horsley ... stand-in: Photo Double (uncredited)
Dar Larizadeh ... balloon coordinator/owner (uncredited)
Winter Lauzon ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Mancuso ... assistant to cast: re-shoots (uncredited)
Matt Mcalister ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mamie Mitchell ... script supervisor additional (uncredited)
Tiffany Patterson ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan J. Pezdirc ... set production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
G.Q. Sanchez ... fire safety officer (uncredited)
Betty Weaver ... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Ayla Wilder ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Paul Maxwell ... special thanks
Brian Schornak ... special thanks
Jason Wolf ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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? Written by

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Taglines life's a messy business. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Чиcтка до блеска (Russia)
  • Negocios Brillantes (Mexico)
  • Günisigi temizleme sirketi (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Jarní úklid s.r.o (Czech Republic)
  • Stegno katharisma (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $219,190, 15 Mar 2009
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $16,174,377

Did You Know?

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Trivia The filmmakers have said in interviews their story is based on a 2001 National Public Radio "All Things Considered" report about two women in the Seattle suburbs who started a biohazard removal/cleaning service. They are best friends, not sisters. See more »
Goofs When Norah chases after the kitten, there is a small table and a cat statue on the porch. Later, when the house is burning at night, the table and statue are gone. A subsequent scene of the porch in flames has the table and cat statue back again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Cure for This See more »
Quotes Rose Lorkowski: There's not a lot that I am good at. But I'm good at getting guys to want me. Not date me, or marry me, but want me.
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