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Sweet November (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 February 2001 (USA)
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Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. ... See full summary »

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Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks him down. One thing leads to another and Nelson ends up living with her through a November that will change his life forever. Written by V. Piper

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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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Doce Novembro  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$6,068,804 (Europe) (10 August 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." 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: What are you doing?
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I must have seen a different movie
12 March 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I really fail to see in "Sweet November" the faults that the previous reviewer saw. His cynical review does not do the movie, its story or its message justice.

The acting is excellent, no doubt, but "annoying" is a comment from someone with his emotions firmly implanted where the sun does not shine, and communicates more about the reviewer than it does about the film.

Also, it is not a fault per se, that the ending of a film is predictable and I tire of this being used as negative criticism. The message is in the story, and a surprise ending is the last thing this charming story needs, or thankfully, has.

Oh, and since I used to be someone exactly like the Reeves character is the start of the movie, I can relate to what it is to discover that there is more to life. His character is real alright, but in the surreal sort of way that only those who have actually been there and escaped, truly understand. Now, if only I had had someone as charming as Ms. Theron to show me :-)

Anyway, this is not an "epic" film or even a "great" film - its just a film with a story a few messages and some excellent performances that will tug on your emotions - not altogether a bad thing in a cynical age.


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