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Prudes, beware! Despite its tendency to take the comedic low road, The Sweetest Thing is a near-perfect product of the new-millennial Hollywood. That's a backhanded compliment, but as a fun-loving Yankee girl's answer to Bridget Jones's Diary, the mainstream pandering of Nancy Pimental's lucrative screenplay is undeniably effective. On the opening soundtrack, Macy Gray's "Sexual Revolution" is a perfect accompaniment to gyrating guy-dumper Christina (Cameron Diaz), whose fear of commitment is tested when she meets Peter (Thomas Jane) and knows he's Mr. Right. With supportive gal-pals Courtney (Christina Applegate) and Jane (Selma Blair), she plots to snag the guy, and the movie's road-trip detour mines gut-busting gold from gags involving incriminating dress stains, oral sex, rotting food, garish clothing, and the simple joys of old-fashioned romance. Perfectly cast, raucously ribald, and conventionally charming, The Sweetest Thing is a schizophrenic comedy, but its dual personalities are irresistibly in synch. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Christina ApplegateCourtney Rockcliffe
Jason BatemanRoger Donahue
Selma BlairJane Burns
Chelsea BondGreta
Cameron DiazChristina Walters
Georgia EngelVera
Jennifer GimenezMariangela
Siena GoinesTammy
Frank GrilloAndy
Thomas JanePeter Donahue
Johnny MessnerTodd
Parker PoseyJudy Webb

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Roger Kumble
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 88 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 12, 2002
    EuropeAug 30, 2002
    JapanFeb 22, 2003
    AustraliaJul 25, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 6, 2004
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