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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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Roger Kumble
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Adams ... Aunt Frida
Herbert W. Ankrom Herbert W. Ankrom ... Wedding Guest #3 (as Herbert Ankrom)
Bryan Anthony ... Geeky Guy
Christina Applegate ... Courtney Rockcliffe
Linda Asuma ... Brawling Bridesmaid
Jason Bateman ... Roger Donahue
Vahe Bejan Vahe Bejan ... Taxi Driver
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... Mr. Martin
Selma Blair ... Jane Burns
Chelsea Bond ... Greta (as Chelsea Lee Bond)
Alexander Chance ... Wedding Guest #1 (as Alexander S. Chance)
Judith Chapman ... Judy's Mother
Charlie Dell ... Wedding Priest
Richard Denni Richard Denni ... Gramps
Cameron Diaz ... 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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First came the rules of love. Now comes the fun. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Pimental Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,430,667, 14 April 2002

Gross USA:

$24,718,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,319,426
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Technical Specs

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| (unrated) | (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy M. Pimental: The writer of the movie, as the "vomit girl" in the club when Peter's brother is inviting Christina back to the hotel for a party. 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

[to little boy sitting in the pew in front of her in church]
Courtney: Turn around.
[Little boy shakes his head]
Courtney: Turn around.
[Little boy shakes his head]
Courtney: Look, it's Jesus. Look at Jesus!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The scene where Roger tells Peter about cheap prostitutes in Costa Rica was cut from all theater versions in that country. The DVD version however, shows the complete sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best 2000s Guilty Pleasure Movies (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Losing Lisa
Written by Ben Folds and Frally Hynes
Performed by Ben Folds
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

 
adult sex comedy
19 February 2003 | by jimakrosSee all my reviews

This movie is very funny.I laughed out loud a lot.A lot of people here criticize it as if it was supposed to be some serious movie.Its a silly and sexy comedy with a lot of adult language.If you are offended by sex jokes its not the movie for you.I think Diaz and Applegate were great in it and its soooo refreshing to see actresses not being afraid to make fools of themselves on screen.


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