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Sweet November (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 February 2001 (USA)
A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life.

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

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$25,178,165 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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One of the dogs rescued by Charlize Theron in this film (the one she re-homed and later took back) also played Verdell in As Good As It Gets (1997). See more »

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In the beginning of the film Nelson is in a towel talking on the phone. In the matter of one line Nelson becomes fully dress. There is not enough time for him to button the shirt and put on his belt. See more »

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Nelson: This is it, life will never be better, or sweeter than this.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) See more »

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The Other Half of Me
Written by S. Freeman & J. Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of The Bobby Darin Testamentary Trust
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Wonderful movie
14 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie because it is just real. Real people have things they are dealing with and are not always making their best choices--Nelson decides to come back a couple times. I really enjoy the effort of Sara to shine a light so Nelson can see simple pleasures in life, pleasures looked over when someone is so focused on getting an account and working long hours.

I love this movie, own it, and have watched it several times. I find it rather coincidental that my refusal to watch, turning off the movie right before the end (on the morning of December 1) to remember the beauty of the movie--is the same action that Sara takes to remember the change in Nelson and the beauty of their loving relationship, right before the end.

Sweet November is a fabulous movie. I hope the film reminds you to slow down and take a look at the important things in your life when you view it again.


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