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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.



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


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>

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They're looking for a few good men. See more »


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


$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,741,972 (Italy) (6 December 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Christina is in the back seat of the car trying to find the mysterious smell there is an "In Style" magazine with Madonna on the cover. See more »


When Christina sits down to read the 10 commandments she breaks off a piece of the cookie. When the girls come into the room and Christina is crying, the cookie on the plate is whole. See more »


Gramps: You shoulda poked her in the whiskers when you had the chance.
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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 »


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I'm Walking
Written by Gina Gomez, Mich Hansen and Joe Belmanti
Performed by Jossette
Courtesy of Smash Music
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User Reviews

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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