Sweet November


Sweet November

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 98


Audience Score

User Ratings: 94,610
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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.

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Keanu Reeves
as Nelson Moss
Charlize Theron
as Sara Deever
Greg Germann
as Vince Holland
Lauren Graham
as Angelica
Frank Langella
as Edgar Price
Ray Baker
as Buddy Leach
Robert Joy
as Buddy Leach
June Lomena
as Beatrice
Brian Leonard
as Radio Announcer
Joe Bellan
as Cabbie
L. Peter Callender
as DMV Proctor
Tamara Cova
as Abner's Teacher
Doreen Foo Croft
as Chinese Woman
David Fine
as Homeless Bruce
Igor Hiller
as Kid No. 1
Kelvin Han Yee
as Burly Man
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Critic Reviews for Sweet November

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (83)

Audience Reviews for Sweet November

  • Nov 12, 2014
    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.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    Better then expected but not a classic
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2011
    She Just Needed A Month To Change His Life For Ever. Very good movie and great acting from Keanu and Theron. The story is very original, romantic and melancholic. "The meaning of life, is to give life meaning." I think that is the message of this movie. Too many times people get wrapped up in stuff and glitz and all technology and everything else we have in this life that we forget that in the end... all we have is each other. For romantic suckers this is a must see movie, enjoy! Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks him down. One thing leads to another and Nelson ends up living with her through a November that will change his life forever.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2010
    Just flat out corny and sappy. It's a romantic comedy with a kicker, one of them is dying and it's not the one you want to die. Keanu Reeves was especially bad and it's easily Charlize Theron's worst performance. I mainly blame this on the audacity of the writers, but it still should've never seen the light of day.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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