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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
"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."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Village Voice
"[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."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
"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."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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