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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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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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They're looking for a few good men. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,718,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,978,606
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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

The leather-coat guy that picks-up Christina Applegate in the bar is her then-husband, Johnathon Schaech. See more »

Goofs

Somerset is east of Sacramento. They would need to take 80 and 50, not the highways they were talking about. Not to mention, the area code there would be 530, not 510 like on the bench billboard (510 is for the East Bay). See more »

Quotes

Courtney: Oh, you know, the usual. Defending the rights of my broken hearted clients and try to squeeze every single penny out of their miserable cheating spouses.
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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

Several scenes that were shown in the previews were cut from the film (portions of some of these scenes can still be seen during the end credits blooper reel despite not being shown in the actual film) including:
  • Christina, in one car, notices Peter in another car and yells out "You!". When he sees her he forgets that the car door window is up and hits his head on it when he tries to stick his head out.
  • Towards the end when Christina chases after Peter her friends, at her apartment window, cheer her on telling her to "go get him!".
  • Jane says "What happened to my cool confident roommate?" and Courtney answers "It was all a facade".
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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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maybe its just me
31 January 2006 | by lauren_peterson06See all my reviews

it could be just me but i really love this movie. i don't know one girl who doesn't have it in their DVD collection and i'm proud to be one of them....the movie is funny, stupid, and all around a good time. so its not gonna win any awards or looked upon as "superior" but come on, don't you remember what its like to watch a movie just for the sake of entertainment? i have a section of my movie collection devoted to those chick flicks that while embarrassing to have are my guilty pleasures and i can't feel bad for that. what more do you want out of a stupid/funny movie? please don't pull some critical analysis on this movie people cause it is what it is. take it for face value and relax...


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