Sweethearts (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  November 1997 (UK)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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 ...
Girl in Black
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Bishop ...
Telephone Voice
Telephone Voice
Tara Ison ...
Telephone Voice
Nicholas Kingston ...
Telephone Voice


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 »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Written & Performed by Alejandro Escovedo
Courtesy of Rykodisc by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Magnetic...but quirky
25 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some reviewer called it unrealistic. They think that because its so different. Jasmine isn't endearing, but she isn't meant to be. However, you begin to care for her just as Arliss does, against your will and with a feeling of doom. She's frustrating, but in a very real way (maybe i just think so because i know someone very much like her, not quite so far gone). Its shot almost entirely in one restaurant, at 4 different tables, with just the two actors and some very funny supporting by Cho and Goldthwait Its rather Shakespearean in the way that does not rely on set or atmosphere, the two leads are great. Just be open minded.

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