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The Sweetest Thing (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 April 2002 (USA)
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A girl finds she is forced to educate herself on the etiquette of wooing the opposite sex when she finally meets Mr. Right.

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(as Nancy M. Pimental)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Adams ...
Aunt Frida
Herbert W. Ankrom ...
Wedding Guest #3 (as Herbert Ankrom)
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Geeky Guy
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Brawling Bridesmaid
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Vahe Bejan ...
Taxi Driver
Joe Bellan ...
Mr. Martin
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Greta (as Chelsea Lee Bond)
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Wedding Guest #1 (as Alexander S. Chance)
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Judy's Mother
Charlie Dell ...
Wedding Priest
Richard Denni ...
Gramps
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Storyline

To ease their roommate through a relationship-induced depression, Christina Walters and Courtney Rockcliffe take her out on the town. During their attempts to find her "Mr. Right Now", Christina meets Peter Donahue. Missing her opportunity with him that night, Christina is talked into pursuing him to his brother's wedding. Written by Sean Lewis <agvii@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A romantic comedy without the sugar. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Pimental Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,430,667 (USA) (12 April 2002)

Gross:

$1,741,972 (Italy) (6 December 2002)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nancy Pimental:  The writer of the movie, as the "vomit girl" in the club when Peter's brother is inviting Christina back to the hotel for a party. See more »

Goofs

In the leftover tin foil bird sequence, the speedometer reads zero, and the dash lights are all lit up, as if the car has been turned on, but not started yet. See more »

Quotes

Christina: I wasn't suggesting that the two of you get married, I just thought maybe you could get it on!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits show a montage of scenes, outtakes and the 5 main cast members are sitting on a couch talking directly to the audience. After the credits roll, the cast tells the audience that the movie is over, and to go home. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Pacific Coast Party
Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory Camp), Steve Harwell and Paul De Lisle
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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The bathroom scene was worth rental price
11 September 2002 | by (Sparta, TN) – See all my reviews

Okay, I saw this on dvd right after seeing Fear Dot Com at the theater so maybe that colors my perspective, but I liked this movie. It was funny and the cast worked well together. I do realize that the movie was weak in places, and sometimes seems to ramble on, but overall I think it gets laughs in the right places and seems to have fun and never really stumbles. Christina Applegate using the urinal in a men's room was one of my top movie moments of this year. While not a ten by any means it is at least worth a 7 out of ten.


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