Sweet November (2001)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Schmaltzy and manipulative, Sweet November suffers from an implausible plot and non-existent chemistry between its leads.


Movie Info

A workaholic tycoon meets a seemingly care free woman who takes a new lover every month. She convinces him to spend a month with her so that she can help him overcome his unresolved emotional issues. After he falls in love with her, he discovers the reason behind her fear of commitment.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Kurt Voelker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
Box Office: $24.4M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Nelson Moss

as Sara Deever

as Vince Holland

as Abner

as Angelica

as Edgar Price

as Buddy Leach

as Buddy Leach

as Beatrice

as Radio Announcer

as Cabbie

as DMV Proctor

as Abner's Teacher

as Chinese Woman

as Homeless Bruce

as Kid No. 1

as Burly Man
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Critic Reviews for Sweet November

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (35)

Extra-thick vanilla schmalted with just the right amount of raw sugar to summon the awwwws of high school girls.

Full Review… | February 21, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Should have been called Cloying November.

Full Review… | February 20, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Who on earth could resist Charlize Theron? Well, if she's imitating Sandy Dennis, it's not all that hard.

Full Review… | February 20, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

If Sweet November were a valentine, it would end up in the dead-letter office.

February 20, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

There's just too much fantasy here to swallow or take seriously.

February 20, 2001
Miami Herald
Top Critic

O'Connor shamelessly lays on the schmaltz and cliches.

February 20, 2001
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sweet November

Terrible movie.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

½

GAAAHHH!!! Really? Never has cancer-stricken-woman-lives-life-to-the-fullest been so...real. There's a special place in my heart for "A Walk to Remember," but it's admittedly saccharine and melodramatic. "Sweet November" may make you feel gooey, but the characters live in a pretty harsh and diverse world.

Jason Isaacs and Michael Rosenbaum play delightful supporting characters of the loving drag queen couple next door. Charlize Theron has the rare ability/beauty? to ground a quirky character, and Keanu Reeves is, well, stone-faced enough to portray emotionless at first, then dazed with grief later. The 12 Gifts of Christmas bit is so hokey, but you just have to roll with Keanu trying to be manic and cute.

And double props for the movie ending right where it needed to.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Nice movie which appears to be a standard rom com, but turns sad by the end. Keanu is a little wooden, but Charlize is such a free spirit here it balances out. Saw this years ago, but has forgotten it. Didn't remember Lauren Graham had a small role as the soon to be ex girlfriend.
Good message about making the most of your life and taking time to enjoy things.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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