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The Sweetest Thing (2002)

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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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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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
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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>

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First came the rules of love. Now comes the fun. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Untitled Nancy Pimental Project  »

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Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,430,272 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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Trivia

A line in which a character makes a offensive joke about Costa Rican women had to be changed for the film's release in that country. See more »

Goofs

When Peter turns the pages in Vera's mailing list guest book and lands on "Christina Walters loves Peter," the zip code written is "94587" which is the zip code of Union City, California, a smaller city in the east bay area. See more »

Quotes

ChristinaCourtney: Jane! JANEYYY!
Jane: Sorry you guys, I'm really busy and...
ChristinaCourtney: Hey, wait, Jane
[they begin singing]
ChristinaCourtney: "Do you like Pina Coladas? And getting caught in the rain...?"
Jane: [Watches her boyfriend in his mascot outfit topple down a flight of stairs] ... shit!
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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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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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How Do I Live
Written by Diane Warren
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An Unsuspected Gem!
18 July 2003 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

The Sweetest Thing was something I would not have rented - it looked more like a 'chick flick' than a true comedy. Luckily it was on HBO one night when nothing else was on and I tuned in.

So glad I did! It is absolutely hilarious. Sort of a more adult version of Charlie's Angels. Loud. In your face. Colorful. Sorta like an old Vaudeville show. Spicey and racey - the 3 girls are excellent dead panning while dropping sexual innuendo and cursing like truckers.

I am having a tough time comparing it because it is like a bunch of films rolled into one. The one major difference is that the major players are women. Think Animal House, Road Trip, American Pie, Swingers, History of the World Part I, Something about Mary, AND even Monty Python! The penis song is a classic. And the fact that its done full scale muscial like (think Grease) yet the topic is about the size of a man's member - you've never seen anything like this before!

You'll be telling your buds about the Dry Cleaner scene. Think classic 'young male purchasing condoms in family pharmacy mayhem' and maybe you'll have an idea what's to come - but they pushed the envelope to the edge. (There are 2 versions, make sure you get the unrated one).

Daring Cameron Diaz has really set herself apart from the rest of hollywood's boring actresses.

Be ready for a goofy, raucous, and fun film - and you won't be disappointed.


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