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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.


Roger Kumble
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... 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


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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 »


Box Office


$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the Chinese restaurant, Courtney's jacket disappears while she's reading the menu (edited version only). See more »


Girl #1: I can't believe he brought that bitch to our bar. This is our bar!
Girl #2: Forget her. She's a Skeev.
Girl #1: But is she prettier than me?
Girl #2: Of course not, you're beautiful.
[Girl #1 throws up all over Girl #2]
Girl #2: Oh my God, you fucking bitch!
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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

A song and dance sequence entitled "The Penis Song" was originally part of the cut screened for test audiences, but the reaction caused them to delete it from the final US theatrical cut. It was however included in the European version. The song itself is based on the song 'I'm Too Sexy' by British Band 'Right Said Fred'. The lyrics have since been changed however and now refer to how the central characters lie to their lovers about Penis length. Lyrics include "You're to big to fit in there' (referring to all female orifices) accompanied by similar descriptive phrases and exclamations. The scene quickly evolves into a large 'song and dance' piece including waiting staff as backing dances and an elderly lady as lead vocalist. See more »


References Jenny Jones (1991) See more »


Girl on the Roof
Written and Performed by David Mead
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
Under License from BMG Special Products
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User Reviews

One of the funniest movies EVER
18 December 2005 | by tokyokillerpopSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites every single scene is hilarious! people saying that the penis song made them uncomfortable? GET OVER IT! it's a comedy about women who like to play games in their relationships. Every single person who has seen the movie has said its hysterical and they loved the penis song. There are so many memorable moments in this movie and so many good funny lines.

I guess if you don't have a sense of humor, you should stay away from this movie and also if your offended by sex, penises, and songs involving penises. Otherwise this is a GREAT movie that will make you laugh every time!


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