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At Theaters: 4/12/2002 On Video: 8/20/2002
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 24 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409906
Studio: Columbia Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
When it comes to dating, Christina Walters has a golden rule: avoid searching for Mr. Right and focus on Mr. Right Now. That is until one night at a club when she unexpectedly meets Peter, only to see him suddenly disappear the next day. She and her best friend Courtney decide to break the rules and go on a road trip to find him.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Romantic Comedy - This is a silly, quirky little sexual comedy about the difficulties of love and relationships. It's squarely targeted at the twentysomething female. Males of this age may be interested in it because of the female leads. Due to its explicit sexual references it is NOT a movie fit for teens.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Cameron Diaz VANILLA SKY, SHREK, CHARLIE'S ANGELS
Christina Applegate JUST VISITING, MAFIA, THE BIG HIT
Thomas Jane ORIGINAL SIN, DEEP BLUE SEA
Selma Blair LEGALLY BLONDE, DOWN TO YOU, CRUEL INTENTIONS
Jason Bateman TV's SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS
Parker Posey JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS
Wri/Dir: Roger Kumble CRUEL INTENTIONS
Producer: Cathy Konrad TEACHING MRS. TINGLE
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 13 F-words, 17 S-words. Quite a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: LOTS of sexual references and some sexual scenes.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking in a nightclub. Nothing to excess.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Quite a bit of comedy. Much of it is sexual.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading
Above Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Above Average "...a girls-rule! gross-out comedy pretending to be a romantic comedy, is a movie in which laughter and self-exploitation merge into jolly soft-porn empowerment.''

Roger Ebert   Full Review
Below Average "This is not a good movie. It's deep-sixed by a compulsion to catalog every bodily fluids gag in "There's Something About Mary" and devise a parallel clone-gag. It knows the words but not the music; while the Farrelly brothers got away with murder, "The Sweetest Thing" commits suicide.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Average "Perhaps it's enough for a movie like this to be sexy and raunchy. No need for its premise to make sense. In this instance, the sexy part is debatable. But raunchy it is. Though many of its grossest moments draw groans rather than guffaws, and a few yawns, Sweetest is occasionally and audaciously funny.''

Newsday  Full Review
Good "Diaz makes what might have been a cookie-cutter comedy into one of the fresher releases this year, a movie with a real anarchic flair."

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 108 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
Low
25%
13-19Teens (F)
23
High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
19
Fairly High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
36
High
83%
30+Adults (M)
12
Fairly Low
73%
30+Adults (F)
14
Fairly Low
71%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

These are very mixed opinions, which makes it hard to say who might enjoy it. What I read from these opinions is:
MALE TEENS - skip it
YOUNG ADULT MALES - recommended since most rated it high.
ADULT MALES - less than a 50/50 chance you'll truly enjoy it, but at least you shouldn't hate it.
FEMALE TEENS - most should really enjoy it but some will likely think it was just an OK movie.
YOUNG ADULT FEMALES - recommended since most rated it high. ADULT FEMALES - they either loved it or thought it was an OK movie. Some of the negative comments were that it was too sexual and too cheesy.

Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
This is a very sexual comedy designed for the twentysomething female. It was an OK movie with some funny scenes, but it was too silly and sexual for my taste, but I'm not this movies target audience. I predict the twentysomething female will love "The Sweetest Thing," and will give it very high marks. My guess is, the opinions we collect from this age and gender group will be primarily in the "Very Good" to "Excellent" range with a good number rating it "Fantastic." There will likely be a few very low opinions from those expecting more of a normal romantic comedy and not so sexual.

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