Sweet Talk

2013

Sweet Talk

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A blocked writer and a troubled young woman, both at loose ends in their lives, meet over a phone sex line. After some provocative verbal dueling, they take an unexpected journey that turns out to be a great deal more romantic and exciting than either of them suspected. This adventure takes them to Budapest on the eve of World War I - where she is a wealthy countess and he is an assassin - and then to Vienna in 1939 - where he is a wounded Resistance fighter and she is his private nurse, trying to reawaken life inside him. The experience unlocks their imagination, enables them to explore the parameters of eroticism, and provides them with some clarity about their lives. "Sweet Talk" is a sexy and poetic film about the transformative power of storytelling.(C) Official site

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

  • Hopelessly stagebound, despite half-hearted efforts to open up what's basically a talky two-hander, and risibly pretentious in the manner of softcore porn that's no sexier than glossy ads for expensive perfume.

    Mar 24, 2015 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • Zea gives a natural performance amid a neighborhood of painful stereotypes. ... Meanwhile, Parise is reduced to talking to a pet bird to explain his emotions.

    Dec 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The mustiness of many of the script's ideas hardly detracts from what feels like a radical premise, at least in film - that a woman can get off with a stranger and leave it at that. Erica Jong would be proud.

    Dec 10, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Absorbing, focused and provocative despite its slight staginess. Kudos to screenwriter Peter Lefcourt and director Terri Hanauer for providing the audience with a romance that respects its female protagonist without over-sexualizing/objectifying her.

    Dec 21, 2013 | Rating: 8.21 | Full Review…
  • A talky two-hander about romance and sexual desire, and a metaphor for finding north on one's compass, that works more in theory than in practice.

    Dec 15, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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