The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

Roger Kumble (2002)

86min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Cruel Intentions director Roger Kumble gives crass humour a feminine edge in this bright and frothy take on the "chick flick". Essentially a straight romantic comedy clothed in Farrelly brothers-style laughs, it emphasises that single women can be just as irreverent as their male counterparts. The end result is something akin to a celluloid hen night, as serial heartbreaker Christina (Cameron Diaz) and her two brash best friends (the hilarious Selma Blair and Christina Applegate) encounter the highs and lows of commitment-free love. These Sex and the City-type frivolities incorporate outrageous though occasionally jarring scenes - such as Diaz's eye-opening naivety in a men's toilet. Predictably, all that the women secretly yearn for is long-term emotional security, therefore providing this uneven film with a forced, saccharine conclusion. However, for the most part it's a sharp and well-observed look at the modern dating game, though some of the high jinks may upset the easily offended.

Summary

A woman more interested in one-night stands than true love is forced to reassess her priorities after meeting the man of her dreams. However, when she hears he is getting married, she sets out on a hectic road trip across America to stop the wedding. Romantic comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair and Thomas Jane.

Cast & Crew

Christina Walters Cameron Diaz
Courtney Rockliffe Christina Applegate
Peter Donahue Thomas Jane
Jane Burns Selma Blair
Roger Donahue Jason Bateman
Judy Webb Parker Posey
Aunt Frida Lillian Adams
Wedding guest three Herbert Ankrom
Geeky guy Bryan Anthony
Vera Georgia Engel
Director Roger Kumble
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Swearing and nudity. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 30 Aug 2002
Comedy Drama