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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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Don Watson, DMV Proctor
Beatrice (as June Lomena)


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.


Drama | Romance

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

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16 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce Novembro  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$6,068,804 (Europe) (10 August 2001)

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Jan Sverák refused to direct it. See more »


When Nelson stops to let Sara out, his fog lights alternate between off and on between shots. See more »


Vince Holland: Hey, uh, quick order, uh, one cappuccino to go.
Rachel, Coffee Shop Waitress: Uh, quick answer, no quick orders.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »


Time After Time
Written by Jule Styne (as Jules Styne) & Sammy Cahn
Performed by Keanu Reeves
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
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Both Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron give good performances in Sweet November
11 February 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I thought Sweet November was an above average romance movie. A few qualifiers are in order here. First, I never saw the original, second, I normally do not care for romantic movies, and third, I am a big fan of Keanu Reeves. The reviews are quick to call Nelson Moss a self absorbed work-aholic. The movie does bring out a little of Nelson's past explaining how he feared he would end up like his father and the rest of the neighbors on his block. Combine that with the high pressure in today's society to get ahead, and you can understand why Nelson is obsessed with work. Sara is very original and entertaining and makes you wonder if she's all there or what is she up to. After almost 90 minutes into the film, you will see why Sara is the way she is and maybe enjoy the movie. Keanu does a good performance with Nelson, creating a believable image of a single focused Ad Executive. One can see many women saying "typical male," and many men thinking of Nelson as a typical best buddy. As is true with many things in life, Nelson goes from one extreme to the other. In the end, Sara becomes his single focus in life. Trying to find the middle road is a central theme in many of Keanu's movie roles. I liked the acting in this film. It wasn't too dramatic nor was it bland. It was right down the middle.

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