A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life.

Director:

Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Herman Raucher, Paul Yurick (story) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Nelson Moss
Charlize Theron ... Sara Deever
Jason Isaacs ... Chaz Watley
Greg Germann ... Vince Holland
Liam Aiken ... Abner
Robert Joy ... Raeford Dunne
Lauren Graham ... Angelica
Michael Rosenbaum ... Brandon / Brandy
Frank Langella ... Edgar Price
Jason Kravits ... Manny
Ray Baker ... Buddy Leach
Tom Bullock Tom Bullock ... Al
Adele Proom Adele Proom ... Osiris
L. Peter Callender L. Peter Callender ... Don Watson, DMV Proctor
June Carryl ... Beatrice (as June Lomena)
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Storyline

The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco. One day, during a driving test, he meets Sara, a beautiful but seemingly eccentric woman. But, she is falsely accused of cheating and ends up failing the test because of Nelson. After getting kicked out of the exam, Sara waits for him outside and starts to insult him. However, Nelson ignores her and takes off. Then, she traces him down and shows up at his place. She promises to leave him alone only if he gives her a ride. Later that night, she asks him to live with her throughout November on the promise that his life will change for the better. He turns her down saying that he has a girlfriend. On the first day of November, after being fired and dumped on the very same day, Nelson decides to give it a try and then somehow, agrees to spend the whole month with Sara and finds himself in a desperate love affair that he will remember for ... Written by Emre Gunes

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Taglines:

She Just Needed A Month To Change His Life Forever.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The footage of the radio-controlled submarine under the water was taken from The Hunt for Red October (1990). The first scene of the sub shows a Soviet Alpha class attack submarine captained by a former student of the Red October's skipper (Sir Sean Connery) and now hunting Red October with orders to destroy it, while the second scene is of the U.S.S. Dallas. See more »

Goofs

The DMV proctor's eyeglasses mysteriously appear and disappear off of his face while he is talking Sara. See more »

Quotes

Nelson: Wow. Wow. Very, uh, Pink Flamingos.
Chaz: Oh my god. Sweetheart! He says I look like Divine!
[Brandon comes in with a tray wearing a dress]
Brandon: Ugh! That's awful. Although you could lose a few pounds.
Chaz: Stop it.
Brandon: You stop it.
Chaz: Bitch.
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Alternate Versions

In order to get a 'PG-13' instead of a 'R' the scene where Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron are in a bathtub together and some dialogue had to be edited/changed (you don't see how his head goes under water and that she laughs). See more »

Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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The Other Half of Me
Written by S. Freeman & J. Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of The Bobby Darin Testamentary Trust
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One month...
28 December 2005 | by Sinbad83See all my reviews

I was never a fan of love movies, but this one hurt me so bad! Keanu and amazing Charlize gave their best and created one of the best love stories ever.

I couldn't believe that Keanu can play like that and convince me that Nelson fell in love for just one month.

I like Sara's story and the way she chooses to live. Charlize, as beautiful as always, made Sara strong and weak at the same time.

The great supporting role of drag queen Chaz Watley by Jason Isaacs. I never imagined he'd play something like this!

This is the only movie that made me cry and that's why I ranked him with the highest mark. BRAVO!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet November See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,733,954, 18 February 2001

Gross USA:

$25,288,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,754,228
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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