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A thirtysomething single mother whose boundless potential was squandered through a series of failed relationships and a misguided effort to help her younger sister succeed in life finds the fruits of her labors finally coming together in director Christine Jeffs' dark family comedy. Back in high school, the future looked pretty bright for Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams); not only was she the cheerleading captain, but she was also dating the star quarterback. Flash forward a little over a decade, and Rose is working overtime in hopes of getting her son into a better school. Her sister, Norah (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their father, Joe (Alan Arkin), a failed salesman whose penchant for jumping into get-rich-quick schemes has left the family without a financial net to fall back on. Rose may be down, but she certainly isn't out, and when she hatches a plan to launch a crime-scene cleanup business, the money starts rolling in. Sure, cleaning up murder scenes and suicide sites may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but death is a fairly profitable business, and as the phone keeps ringing, Rose and Norah finally begin to experience the closeness of sisterhood that has eluded them all these years while also providing their family with true security. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 13, 2009


Christine Jeffs
Marc Turtletaub
Jeb Brody
Peter Saraf
Glenn Williamson
Megan Holley
John Toon
Michael Penn
Composer (Music Score)
Susan Jacobs
Musical Direction/Supervision
Heather Persons
Joseph T. Garrity
Production Designer
Guy Barnes
Art Director
Dan Genetti
Associate Producer
Alix Friedberg
Costume Designer
Lori Dovi
Sound/Sound Designer
Avy Kaufman