Sweetie
Sweetie (1989)

New Zealand-born filmmaker Jane Campion directs the darkly humorous family drama Sweetie. Thin and mousy Kay (Karen Colson) works in a factory and lives a dreary existence with her well-meaning boyfriend, Louis (Tom Lycos). One day, her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's hard to sum up Sweetie, which happens to be one of the movie's strengths.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Jane Campion's] first full-fledged, no-doubt-about-it, stone-cold masterpiece.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A strong early effort from Jane Campion.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Jane Camion's stunning feature debut is a bold and audacious dark comedy about sexual politics and dysfunctional family relations.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

a helter skelter ride through the offbeat life of a suburban Australian family whose youngest daughter is 'abnormal'

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A sometimes gripping, sometimes funny, and sometimes maddening portrait of a family that cannot deal with their internal problems.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a highly visual domestic horror film, a sui generis experience

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The director manages to sustain the film's quirky emotional tone, much more important than sustaining a plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Jane Campion's style is never going to woo the masses with broad appeal, but that's part of what makes her such a dynamic film maker.… More
Mark Abell
A difficult and somewhat disturbing film that explores the troubled relationship between two very different sisters. Dawn (Genevieve Lemon), known to her family… More
John Ballantine
The first film from Jane Campion and what a romp it is! Many have attempted the family dysfunction film and while there are many other attempts worth notint,… More