The Sweetest Thing (2002)



Critic Consensus: A collection of hit-or-miss gags tied together by a thin plot.

Movie Info

Former South Park writer and Win Ben Stein's Money sidekick Nancy Pimental makes her feature screenwriting debut with this relationship comedy. Cameron Diaz stars as Christina Walters, a jaded, club-hopping single woman in San Francisco who has given up trying to find the perfect mate to focus on "Mr. Right Now." Her equally cynical friend, Courtney (Christina Applegate), a divorce attorney, shares much the same attitude, while their pal, Jane (Selma Blair), is more starry-eyed and na´ve. … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Nancy M. Pimental
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2002
Box Office: $24.4M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


as Christina Walters

as Jane Burns

as Peter Donahue

as Roger Donahue

as Judy Webb

as Aunt Frida

as Geeky Guy

as Taxi Driver

as Chinese Butcher

as Judy's Mother

as Wedding Priest

as Brawling Bridesmaid

as Mr. Martin

as Wedding Guest No. 1

as Bar Counter Guy

as San Francisco Police...

as Spinner No. 1

as Mariangela

as Paramedic No. 1

as Lynne

as Ralph

as Mr. Mooney

as Father Flynn

as Park Ranger

as Dr. Greg

as Spinner No. 3

as Room Service Waiter

as Judy's Father

as Mrs. Franklin

as San Francisco Police...

as Spinner No. 2

as Wedding Guest No. 4

as Paramedic No. 2

as Rebecca

as Wedding Guest No. 2

as Eric the Bartender

as Wedding Guest No. 3
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Critic Reviews for The Sweetest Thing

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (35)

Female characters should be allowed to engage in raunchy humor on the big screen; they already do on the small one with Sex and the City. But unlike that HBO series, The Sweetest Thing has no guts.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

This picture is one of the flattest, stupidest, unfunniest sex comedies -- as well as one of the worst all-round pictures -- I've ever seen.

Full Review… | April 26, 2002
Top Critic

Seems to have been assembled (at short notice, with blindfolds on) by people who have never seen any movies outside of Cameron Diaz vehicles.

Full Review… | April 16, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

It's not great or inspired by any means, but it's cute and amusing enough.

Full Review… | September 23, 2007

Call it a younger, West Coast cousin to Sex and the City, or There's Something About Mary from the woman's point of view.

Full Review… | June 25, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Sweetest Thing

Please, somebody could say to Cameron Diaz to stop make any movies, they're just horrible and that the only good comedy which she made a big role is There's Something About Mary and The Mask, thank you. The Sweetest Thing is a mix of a gross out and romcom that is really silly, so silly that makes me want to puke. It's one of this movies that is look like an awful music that you doesn't like, but stay in your mind and tortures you. Dispite the scene being in your mind, it have the able to make you embarrassed, from the first until the ridiculous ending credits.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

The idea forwarded here seems to be that cows can be just as stupid and lewd and backward as bulls (!!!). The result amazingly reaches the same conclusion: boring, and embarrassingly so. The cast, however brave, fails to lift the material. The groaning you will hear, that'd be you.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Hilarious! Some of the scenes were cringing but you couldn't help but laugh.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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