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The Sweetest Thing Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
It's not great or inspired by any means, but it's cute and amusing enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2004
If a date suggests the two of you should go and see this film dump them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Mixes smut and wacky girlfriend antics in equal parts, often scoring the guilty chuckle in spite of itself, with plenty of bra-and-panty shots to please the guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 13, 2003
Just when you think it's going to be a sappy chick flick, The Sweetest Thing surprises with a lewd joke or half-naked girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Cameron Diaz "comedy" follows the Farrelly brothers' path with degrading, unfunny "jokes" that make you feel unclean just watching them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 25, 2002
Fundamentally ugly in its supposition of normalcy in its uncreative, sex-starved protagonists.
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Jamie Russell
August 13, 2002
The overriding effect of watching these actresses debase themselves is the cinematic equivalent of a motorway car wreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
...'forgettable' is one of the best things one could call this film.
Full Review| Original Score: C
Alex Ramirez
July 22, 2002
Una especie de There's Something about Mary pero que no termina de cuajarse en algo concreto y termina siendo una... una... una no s qu es lo que termina siendo!
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Venable
June 28, 2002
...this one can't be recommended as a way to spend an hour and a won't get it back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 5, 2002
All right, so it's not a brilliant piece of filmmaking, but it is a funny (sometimes hilarious) comedy with a deft sense of humor about itself, a playful spirit and a game cast.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
There's a frantic, anything-goes quality to "Sweetest" that's appealing at first, until it becomes apparent the movie has little more to offer than the friskiness of its stars...
David Poland
Hot Button
May 31, 2002
The Sweetest Thing could have been a major summer underdog hit. Don't get me wrong. It's not a very good movie.
Michael Szymanski
May 20, 2002
What's most wonderful is that all the heartless, cruel cads are played by women, and the seemingly sensitive, prey being stalked are played by guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
April 28, 2002
Thoroughly noxious offspring of 'There's Something About Mary' and 'Sex & the City'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
April 26, 2002
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.
Michael Dequina
April 24, 2002
A sour attempt at making a Farrelly Brothers-style, down-and-dirty laugher for the female set.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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