• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Roger Kumble
    In Theaters:
    Apr 12, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 20, 2002
  • Columbia Pictures

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The Sweetest Thing Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2007
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

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 Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2004
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

If a date suggests the two of you should go and see this film dump them.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 1/5

February 13, 2004
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

...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 Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

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 Source: Radio Free Entertainment | Original Score: 7.5/10

January 13, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

Cameron Diaz "comedy" follows the Farrelly brothers' path with degrading, unfunny "jokes" that make you feel unclean just watching them.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 1/5

November 7, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Fundamentally ugly in its supposition of normalcy in its uncreative, sex-starved protagonists.

Full Review

August 25, 2002

The overriding effect of watching these actresses debase themselves is the cinematic equivalent of a motorway car wreck.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 2/5

August 13, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...'forgettable' is one of the best things one could call this film.

Full Review | Original Score: C

July 31, 2002
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

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!

July 22, 2002
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 20, 2002
John Venable
Supercala.com

...this one can't be recommended as a way to spend an hour and a half...you won't get it back.

Full Review Source: Supercala.com | Original Score: 3.5/10

June 28, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

June 5, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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...

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 3, 2002
David Poland
Hot Button

The Sweetest Thing could have been a major summer underdog hit. Don't get me wrong. It's not a very good movie.

Full Review Source: Hot Button

May 31, 2002
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

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 Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Thoroughly noxious offspring of 'There's Something About Mary' and 'Sex & the City'.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

April 28, 2002
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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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 Source: Salon.com

April 26, 2002
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A sour attempt at making a Farrelly Brothers-style, down-and-dirty laugher for the female set.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 24, 2002
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