Sweet Talk
Sweet Talk (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 13, 2013
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Brent Simon

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.

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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice

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.

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Gabe Toro
The Playlist

[The director's] takeaway seems to be capturing images with poor depth of image, working with z-grade actors, and failing to convincingly create a real world relationship. Maybe a bit of sex would have livened it up. For nostalgia's sake.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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.

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