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Sweet Jane (1998)

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Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.

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Jane
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Old Woman Patient
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Dr. Gordon
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Darryl
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Martielle
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Bob
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Silhouette
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Sales Lady
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Clemenzo
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Dr. Geiler
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Kellygreen
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Figure
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Stan Bleeker
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Korean Clerk
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Storyline

Jane is a drug addict who has just been diagnosed HIV-positive. Teenage boy Tony gets close to her and accepts her as a surrogate mother, but he's also terminally ill with AIDS. Written by Anonymous

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1 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Lepers  »

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$59 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$967 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Jane: It's okay. I'm just gonna wash your hair.
Tony: [embarrassed that Jane is watching him take a bath] I'll wash my own hair.
Jane: C'mon, let me. I used to be a hairdresser once.
Tony: Yeah?
Jane: Yeah.
Tony: So, you didn't always do nasty stuff for a job?
Jane: No, not always.
Tony: That's good. That stuff's like underneath you, you know?
Jane: Thank you.
Tony: Don't mention it.
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Touching, beautiful, but forgotten film
24 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie on netflix with my sister, and though neither of us expected to enjoy it, we were both quickly sucked in by the heartfelt, passionate acting. Both Samantha Mathis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt do a great job, Gordon-Levitt especially impressive despite being so young.

I feel like this film gave me the same deep satisfaction that a really good play can give you. The story is fascinating and moving, the characters are lovable and real, and when it ends, you wish there was more you could watch - a sequel, another movie, just something else with these characters. Luckily Mathis and Gordon-Levitt can be seen in lots of other great movies.

Definitely give it a chance - I won't spoil any of the surprises in the plot, but even at moments when you think it's going to be corny or dumb, it maintains an interesting and real atmosphere. There are interesting literary and cultural references dotted throughout the movie, and I think its a really well-written screenplay. Give it a chance and enjoy!


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