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New Zealand-born filmmaker Jane Campion directs the darkly humorous family drama Sweetie. Thin and mousy Kay (Karen Colson) works in a factory and lives a dreary existence with her well-meaning boyfriend, Louis (Tom Lycos). One day, her sister Dawn (Genevieve Lemon) arrives with her so-called manager, Bob (Michael Lake). Nicknamed Sweetie, Dawn is everything Kay is not: boisterous, impulsive, and overweight. Kay is consumed with uptight phobias, while Dawn hangs on to her unrealistic childhood
Sep 10, 1989 Wide
Oct 24, 2006
Avenue Pictures Productions
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It's hard to sum up Sweetie, which happens to be one of the movie's strengths.
Jane Camion's stunning feature debut is a bold and audacious dark comedy about sexual politics and dysfunctional family relations.
[Jane Campion's] first full-fledged, no-doubt-about-it, stone-cold masterpiece.
a helter skelter ride through the offbeat life of a suburban Australian family whose youngest daughter is 'abnormal'
The director manages to sustain the film's quirky emotional tone, much more important than sustaining a plot.
A strong early effort from Jane Campion.
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