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The Sweetest Thing (2002)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Lillian Adams ... Aunt Frida
Herbert W. Ankrom ... Wedding Guest #3 (as Herbert Ankrom)
... Geeky Guy
... Courtney Rockcliffe
... Brawling Bridesmaid
... Roger Donahue
... Taxi Driver
Joe Bellan ... Mr. Martin
... Jane Burns
... Greta (as Chelsea Lee Bond)
Alexander Chance ... Wedding Guest #1 (as Alexander S. Chance)
... Judy's Mother
... Wedding Priest
Richard Denni ... Gramps
... Christina Walters
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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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They're looking for a few good men. 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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12 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Untitled Nancy Pimental Project  »

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Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,430,667, 14 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,718,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,978,606
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1.85 : 1
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The three leading actresses co-wrote "The Penis Song", but the trio's performance of the song was edited out of the final cut (US only). See more »

Goofs

When Courtney goes to talk to leather coat guy in the bar, she never runs out of olives in her drink even though she has been eating them for several minutes. See more »

Quotes

Christina: Wanna hear some poetry? There once was a man from Bandoo. Who fell asleep in a canoe. He dreamed of Venus and played with his penis and woke up with a hand full of goo!
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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 Armageddon (1998) See more »

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Shake Your Groove Thing
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren) and Dino Fekaris (as Dino Ferakis)
Performed by Peaches & Herb
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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BWA!
1 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I didn't expect to enjoy this movie but loved it almost from the start. I don't understand the scathing vitriol heaped at this movie from US critics -- how is it more "offensive" or "insulting" than 'American Pie' or 'Animal House'? Is it because in this movie the women are the ones being bawdy and crass and not in their usual roles as naive school girls, there to be played by the male leads? It's not a coincidence that the majority of critics who panned this movie are crotchety old men.

I laughed out loud constantly, the dialogue was pretty good -- there were lots of quote-worthy scenes and the best part was that the girls seemed to have such a good time. I had fun watching them goofing around. The interaction between the female characters and the depth of their friendship was entirely realistic. Women DO sit around being crass, they DO (sometimes) use men for sex and leave them to eat dirt and have fun all the while.

What endeared me forever was the scene where Christinia Applegate is dressed up as Vivian the hooker from 'Pretty Woman' -- her send up of Julia Robert's horsey overlaugh (TM fametracker.com) was SPOT. ON. (America's Sweetheart? Gag me with a fork). The scene where Cameron Diaz kisses the male lead was great because the producers allowed her to get her lipstick all messed up. That is such a refreshing change from movies where the makers seem to think it's perfectly normal that a woman who has been skydiving/engaged in mortal combat/enjoyed a night lovin' has not even smudged her makeup.


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