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The Sweetest Thing (2002)

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A girl finds she is forced to educate herself on the etiquette of wooing the opposite sex when she finally meets Mr. Right.

Director:

Roger Kumble
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Adams Lillian Adams ... Aunt Frida
Herbert W. Ankrom Herbert W. Ankrom ... Wedding Guest #3 (as Herbert Ankrom)
Bryan Anthony ... Geeky Guy
Christina Applegate ... Courtney Rockcliffe
Linda Asuma ... Brawling Bridesmaid
Jason Bateman ... Roger Donahue
Vahe Bejan ... Taxi Driver
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... Mr. Martin
Selma Blair ... Jane Burns
Chelsea Bond ... Greta (as Chelsea Lee Bond)
Alexander Chance ... Wedding Guest #1 (as Alexander S. Chance)
Judith Chapman ... Judy's Mother
Charlie Dell ... Wedding Priest
Richard Denni Richard Denni ... Gramps
Cameron Diaz ... Christina Walters
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Storyline

To ease their roommate through a relationship-induced depression, Christina Walters and Courtney Rockcliffe take her out on the town. During their attempts to find her "Mr. Right Now", Christina meets Peter Donahue. Missing her opportunity with him that night, Christina is talked into pursuing him to his brother's wedding. Written by Sean Lewis <agvii@yahoo.com>

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First came the rules of love. Now comes the fun. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Pimental Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,430,667, 14 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,718,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,978,606
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A line in which a character makes a offensive joke about Costa Rican women had to be changed for the film's release in that country. See more »

Goofs

During the restroom stop, a black bra is peeking out of Courtney's blue dress but afterwards when they're changing out of their wet clothes and singing "Escape", Courtney is wearing a neon pink bra. See more »

Quotes

Peter: I really hope I see you, but in case I don't, have a nice life.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits show a montage of scenes, outtakes and the 5 main cast members are sitting on a couch talking directly to the audience. After the credits roll, the cast tells the audience that the movie is over, and to go home. See more »

Alternate Versions

Several scenes that were shown in the previews were cut from the film (portions of some of these scenes can still be seen during the end credits blooper reel despite not being shown in the actual film) including:
  • Christina, in one car, notices Peter in another car and yells out "You!". When he sees her he forgets that the car door window is up and hits his head on it when he tries to stick his head out.
  • Towards the end when Christina chases after Peter her friends, at her apartment window, cheer her on telling her to "go get him!".
  • Jane says "What happened to my cool confident roommate?" and Courtney answers "It was all a facade".
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Connections

References Armageddon (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherish
Written by Terry Kirkman
Performed by The Association
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Just an awful attempt at comedy
12 May 2007 | by jreafilmsSee all my reviews

I'm a lover of films, especially one that can make me laugh. I try not to be too harsh with my opinions, in that I am a documentary maker myself, but I was shocked to read through the user comments for this movie, and find many of them praising this poor excuse for entertainment. I regrettably sat through this slow, simple, forced comedy, never once so much as cracking a smile. The plot was nonexistent (something to be expected and excused in this genre), but in a comedy, there is typically...comedy. Every gag seemed to be derived from a funny inside joke, like the old food in the car. Nothing is worse than going to a movie and consistently getting that "guess you had to be there" feeling. My only pity of this movie was for the fantastic Jason Bateman, who must have been slipped a mickey to have signed onto this project. Now that the movie has been out of theaters, I don't need to say "don't waste your money"...I can simply say don't waste your time.


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