Sweet Thing

2020, Drama, 1h 31m

20 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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The story revolves around the two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of Adam, their alcoholic father, and Eve, their negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find a temporary life for themselves around the town of New Bedford, MA. What begins as a disturbing family drama becomes a rousing childhood adventure that, though tragic, is a deeply moving and hopeful testament to the poetry of adventure and the imagination of childhood.

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Critic Reviews for Sweet Thing

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (1)

  • The connection between the two children was really strong, moving, and rang true.

    June 22, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A soulful, uplifting, but also heartbreaking look at race and poverty's impact on troubled childhood.

    June 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • What makes this simple story special is the style that the writer and director Alexandre Rockwell brings to the screen.

    June 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately delivers a moving, tousled journey of discovery - but it's through an America that has not existed for decades, if it ever did.

    March 28, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Sweet Thing is in black and white, but the movie aptly shows how problems of abuse, parental neglect, and family dysfunction are experienced in life's shades of gray ... The children are really the heart and soul of the movie.

    July 21, 2021 | Full Review…
  • The film shows how the power of the dreams, and fantasy can help overcome the worst situations in life [Full review in Spanish]

    July 18, 2021 | Full Review…
  • The connection between the two children was really strong, moving, and rang true.

    June 22, 2021 | Full Review…
  • A soulful, uplifting, but also heartbreaking look at race and poverty's impact on troubled childhood.

    June 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • What makes this simple story special is the style that the writer and director Alexandre Rockwell brings to the screen.

    June 17, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately delivers a moving, tousled journey of discovery - but it's through an America that has not existed for decades, if it ever did.

    March 28, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Sweet Thing is in black and white, but the movie aptly shows how problems of abuse, parental neglect, and family dysfunction are experienced in life's shades of gray ... The children are really the heart and soul of the movie.

    July 21, 2021 | Full Review…
  • The film shows how the power of the dreams, and fantasy can help overcome the worst situations in life [Full review in Spanish]

    July 18, 2021 | Full Review…

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