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Sweet Jane (1998)

Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.

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Jane is a drug addict who has just been diagnosed HIV-positive. Teenage boy Tony gets close to her and accepts her as a surrogate mother, but he's also terminally ill with AIDS. Written by Anonymous

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Opening Weekend USA:

$59, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

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$967, 10 September 2000
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Jane: It's okay. I'm just gonna wash your hair.
Tony: [embarrassed that Jane is watching him take a bath] I'll wash my own hair.
Jane: C'mon, let me. I used to be a hairdresser once.
Tony: Yeah?
Jane: Yeah.
Tony: So, you didn't always do nasty stuff for a job?
Jane: No, not always.
Tony: That's good. That stuff's like underneath you, you know?
Jane: Thank you.
Tony: Don't mention it.
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Absolutely and totally realistic.
24 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Samantha Mathis performed outstandingly as the main characters in this totally realistic movie. Having witnessed the HIV, drug, prostitute scene for real because of a "wild" family member, I can relate to the hurt, rejection and fears portrayed. I watched this because I'm a fan of McNamara, but Joseph won my heart for his acting ability as well did Samantha. This should be a must see for all drug users. I gave it a 10.


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