Crime Scene Cleaners: Before and After

Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaning/ Lacey Terrell, Overture Films
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaning/ Lacey Terrell, Overture Films
If you're looking for an unsual and challenging career change, crime scene clean-up may be for you.  But don't be as pathetically unprepared as the cleaners in this Before picture from the charming family-business movie Sunshine Cleaning, starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt.  On their first housecall,  they look unsettled, and who knows what they're inhaling? 

Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaners/ Lacey Terrell, Overture Films
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaners/ Lacey Terrell, Overture Films
To the rescue comes the always-helpful e-How with a checklist of proper vocational steps for a crime scene cleaner, advising that “You must be able to detach yourself emotionally from all of the horrible things you see.”  Excellent tip, in addition to the other stuff about OSHA training, permits, and hazmat.  See this fantastic After picture of the Sunshine Cleaners, appropriately clad and emotionally detached.  Atta girls!  

Comments

  1. Terrie Farley Moran

    I really enjoyed Sunshine Cleaning. We are so used to watching a tv show or movie where someone is killed and the next day the detectives go back to a newly pristine murder scene to interview the family. In books the clean up is never mentioned. Killer is caught and life goes on. I am thankful that Sunshine Cleaning rounded out the far reaching cosequences of a messy murder.

  2. Jay

    Thanks for this quick explanation of what crime scene clean up does. I have never seen that movie that you mentioned, but I will check it out. My brother might be going into this field of labor, and it interested me to learn more.

  3. Michael Lee

    Crime scene cleanup would be a hard job I bet. I don’t think I could detach myself enough. It would be an interesting job for sure.

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