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Sweet November (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 February 2001 (USA)
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The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco. One day, during a driving test, he ... See full summary »

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The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco. One day, during a driving test, he meets Sara, a beautiful but seemingly eccentric woman. But, she is falsely accused of cheating and ends up failing the test because of Nelson. After getting kicked out of the exam, Sara waits for him outside and starts to insult him. However, Nelson ignores her and takes off. Then, she traces him down and shows up at his place. She promises to leave him alone only if he gives her a ride. Later that night, she asks him to live with her throughout November on the promise that his life will change for the better. He turns her down saying that he has a girlfriend. On the first day of November, after being fired and dumped on the very same day, Nelson decides to give it a try and then somehow, agrees to spend the whole month with Sara and finds himself in a desperate love affair that he will remember for ... Written by Emre Gunes

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She Just Needed A Month To Change His Life For Ever.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,015,226 (USA) (16 February 2001)

Gross:

$25,178,165 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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The footage of the radio-controlled submarine under the water was taken from The Hunt for Red October (1990). The first scene of the sub shows a Soviet Alpha class attack submarine captained by a former student of the Red October's skipper (Sean Connery) and now hunting Red October with orders to destroy it, while the second scene is of the USS Dallas. See more »

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Sara is, apparently, a vegan; however, the first morning she fixes breakfast for Nelson and herself, she cracks (and begins cooking) several eggs from a carton. See more »

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Sara: You're my immortality Nelson.
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References Broadway Danny Rose (1984) See more »

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Written by Steven Page and Ed Robertson
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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It doesn't get any better than this, if you're in the right state of mind.
10 February 2002 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

(10 out of 10) I just saw "Sweet November" on TV by chance. I had no idea what it was about beforehand, and I have not seen the original. The result was a thoroughly moving experience. It's amazing how the same movie can hit people so differently. It's also incredible how one's mood can affect a person's reaction to a film. In my case, the movie caught me in the right mood and at the right stage of life. Thus, it completely hit the spot. I judge a movie based on how it makes me feel, and to what degree. I was falling asleep just before the movie came on, but once it started it woke me up immediately. I then felt slight anger, then some healthy laughter, and at one point I actually cried, which for me (as a 28-year-old macho guy) is a rarity. Was it the script, the plot, the actors' convincing performances, or just my own state of mind which allowed this film to speak to me? I don't know. All I do know is that I can now go to sleep, feeling utterly peaceful and fulfilled.


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