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

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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Nelson's green shirt keeps appearing and disappearing on his right shoulder during his and Sara's first long kiss. See more »

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Nelson: This is it, life will never be better, or sweeter than this.
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Calafia
Written by Dave Ralicke
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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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