The Sweetest Thing details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Thomas Jane, Parker Posey, Selma Blair, Jason Bateman, Johnathon Schaech|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Holiday Treats, Holiday Viewing, Our Instant Picks, Staff Picks, The Ultimate Comedy Collection|
The Sweetest Thing
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Feb 2003|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Hindi|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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oh dear.By Andy from london , 20 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. It fails to work on any level, is self-conscious through out (well I assume it is, I confess that I made the decision not to waste to much of my life by watching all of it) and contains some of the worst moments in cinematic history yet perpetrated by the hand of man. Notably 'the penis song' which had me watching in open-mouthed disbelief as to how they persuaded any of those involved to participate. If ever when I am old and alone, down and out and destitute, I begin to feel the chill of winters frosty hand icing my blood I will merely need to remember 'the penis song' and the warm glow of empathetic embarrassment will render me instantly toasty and warm till comes the spring. It has invaded my head and drowns out the cheerful chirrup of the little birds in the trees, the laughter of happy children and for all I know the frantic horn blowing of cars speeding out of control in my general direction.
It is not good. The only reason to rent this movie (for god?s sake do not purchase it) is to witness for yourself its general poorness and perhaps regale people at parties with amusing accounts of its witlessness. As I now intend to do for the rest of my days. Should you choose to watch it remember to check out the bizarre directors commentary where the director and 'stars' sit around with whoopee cushions, prattling happily about their offering as perhaps a toddler might on having produced its first stool without the aid of adult supervision. You will probably not be able to take a great deal of it, but providing you have been primed with strong drink before hand you are unlikely to suffer long term film aversion.
People who like this movie may also like:
Being poked in the eye with a stick
Receiving excrement through the mail
Holidays in all-inclusive resorts
Thank you for allowing me to get this out of my system.
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I think I lost a few braincells...By JafarIqbal (94 reviews) from London , 25 Nov 2013Christina has always gone through life looking for Mr Right Now, perfectly happy with her single life and never looking for more than a fun night. But when she finally meets Mr Right, she is forced to re-evaluate her entire philosophy on relationships and the art of wooing, and ends up on a road trip to pursue him. Well. That was a waste of time. The Sweetest Thing came out a year or so after Charlies Angels, which had reinvigorated the idea of actresses in ensemble casts, and was clearly trying to cash in on that fad. As cheesy and girly as Charlies Angels is, its actually not a bad film and has some genuinely funny moments. The Sweetest Thing? Bloody terrible. There is genuinely no redeeming feature in this film. The story is boring and so blatantly predictable, the script was uninspired and without any laughs, the cast were wasted, and the fact that three sexy women could not engage me tells you everything you need to know. Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate disappointed me the most in the movie. Shes a bit of a Marmite actor, but Ive always liked Diaz; and Applegate is one of the best comic actors of recent times. But as best friends Christina and Courtney, the two women are rubbish. Christina is meant to be the modern woman, independent and self-serving; but instead of making that a character we warm to, Diaz makes her cold and whiny. Applegate is even worse her portrayal of Courtney made me wonder why I should show any interest in her whatsoever. Selma Blair has barely any importance in the movie, so I dont even need to mention her. I didnt enjoy watching this movie, so Im not enjoying writing this review. It wont go on much longer, dont worry. But Ill say this when you have a cast full of genuinely funny actors (Diaz, Applegate, and an unbelievably awful Jason Bateman), the least you should expect is some humour. Films can be terrible and still provide a few laughs. But The Sweetest Thing has nothing to smile about, let alone laugh. Its just a bad film. Oh, and spoiler alert she gets the guy at the end. Who woulda thought? Ugh.
Better than expected!By a customer , 09 Oct 2013This was actually better than I thought. Not original, but funny and I honestly really enjoyed it! Couldn't believe how fast time flew when I noticed the movie was almost over. And I usually don't like these kind of cheesy movies!
Uplifting and light-hearted humourBy a customer , 03 Oct 2013Outright funny and silly too. Has a feel-good factor throughout. Good one for a girls night on the sofa. Only criticism is its slightly adult in nature at times, but nothing over the top. Don't expect deep and meaningful plots, but do expect a damn-good giggle.
A waste of millions of dollarsBy a customer , 02 Oct 2013I didn't make it past the penis song in the Chinese restaurant, turned it off and gave my head a check straight away... this film is drab, cringey and must be avoided at all costs.. trust me, i'm saving you the trouble of finding out the hard way.
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very poorBy bigbang (66 reviews) , 29 Sep 2013If you have a couple of hours to kill it is very very... easy watching, silly and totally forgettable. Had I not felt in an extreme depressive state i would not have wasted my time but as i was just staring into space i thought why not and it was mildly better than being in a catatonic state! I usually find these kind of film are self indulgent in that the actors are having fun while being paid and make it obvious in the silly clips while the credits are rolling. This is really grating...