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Sweethearts (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | November 1997 (UK)
Arliss goes to a coffee house to meet Jasmine on a blind date, but she's not quite what she seems.

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Jasmine
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Arliss
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Noreen
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Charles
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Officer Carter
Buckley Norris ...
Asylum patron
Vinnie Bilancio ...
Officer Felliciano
Stephen Malkmus ...
Coffee House Singer
Debby Barkan ...
Girl in Floral Dress
Patricia Peralta ...
Girl in Shop Window
Dayna West ...
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Telephone Voice
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Telephone Voice
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Telephone Voice
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Telephone Voice
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When a man goes on a blind date, he gets more than he bargains for as she is a manic-depressive who is carrying a gun and contemplating suicide and perhaps homicide. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language, a scene of violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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When Arliss and Jasmine both go to the men's room and start talking with the door open, the boom mic is visible in the upper right hand corner. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written & Performed by Alejandro Escovedo
Courtesy of Rykodisc by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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I rented this movie expecting a lighthearted romantic comedy with Janeane Garofalo to make it funny. I couldn't possibly have been more wrong. What I ended up with was a study of desperate humanity on the brink disaster... the hours before the two second storm that destroys lives. Janeane Garofalo plays Jasmine, a bipolar suicidal manic depressive, and I can't describe accurately how well she accomplishes this role. This marks a departure for Garofalo. She isn't merely funny, or a plot device. This character has true depth and meaning for anyone who watches this movie, and like most people with Jasmine's conditions her difficulties are trivialized by those around her because not many can truly understand what she is going through, and those who can are in as terrible a state as she is... therefore, it all ends up looking pretty hopeless. Mitch Rouse, as Arliss, is the perfect every guy. He's just trying to help someone in any way he possibly can, whether it is futile or not. Margaret Cho is a lovely voice of wisdom in the Cafe Asylum and Bobcat Goldthwait has thankfully lost that annoying Police Academy voice. This is just such a great movie, beautifully written and poignantly acted. Janeane Garofalo is truly brilliant. Go ahead and rent it. It's worth it.


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