Sweet Jane

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Drug user Jane (Samantha Mathis) lives on the streets, but Jane's addiction puts her in the hospital after she overdoses. A doctor determines she's HIV-positive and plans tests, but she slips away and returns to the streets. She's followed by sick teen Tony (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who sees her as a substitute mother. The two assist each other and use stolen cash to move into a nice hotel. However, Jane is helpless once Tony begins dying of AIDS. Shown at the AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Smartly uses a minimalist, edgy, Wim Wenders-style score to communicate the emptiness of a life doomed to be cut short.

May 27, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Sweet Jane

½

Very touching!

Leo L
Leo L

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Also known as Lepers in some countries, Sweet Jane is a fairly ordinary story about drug addiction, prostitution and HIV/AIDS, brought to life by a superb performance by Samantha Mathis (Pump Up The Volume, American Psycho) and equally capable support by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Plainly directed and with a dowdy color scheme, the film succeeds in its first hour at showing a descent into a kind of hell on earth, before turning into a mawkish and sentimental movie-of-the-week in the final 25 minutes. The ending is also a little overplayed, though does allow for some nice symmetry and some beautiful photography.

Daniel Parsons
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