The Sweetest Thing
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Former South Park writer and Win Ben Stein's Money sidekick Nancy Pimental makes her feature screenwriting debut with this relationship comedy. Cameron Diaz stars as Christina Walters, a jaded, club-hopping single woman in San Francisco who has given up trying to find the perfect mate to focus on "Mr. Right Now." Her equally cynical friend, Courtney (Christina Applegate), a divorce attorney, shares much the same attitude, while their pal, Jane (Selma Blair), is more starry-eyed and naïve. Christina's attitude gets an unexpected makeover one evening at a nightclub when she… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Female characters should be allowed to engage in raunchy humor on the big screen; they already do on the small one with Sex and the City. But unlike that HBO series, The Sweetest Thing has no guts."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Loses its sense of humor in a vat of failed jokes, twitchy acting, and general boorishness."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's not great or inspired by any means, but it's cute and amusing enough."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"...Mixes smut and wacky girlfriend antics in equal parts, often scoring the guilty chuckle in spite of itself, with plenty of bra-and-panty shots to please the guys."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Fundamentally ugly in its supposition of normalcy in its uncreative, sex-starved protagonists."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"This picture is one of the flattest, stupidest, unfunniest sex comedies -- as well as one of the worst all-round pictures -- I've ever seen."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"The Sweetest Thing has nothing insightful to say about relationships, and nothing funny to say about the singles scene."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Call it a younger, West Coast cousin to Sex and the City, or There's Something About Mary from the woman's point of view."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Just when you think it's going to be a sappy chick flick, The Sweetest Thing surprises with a lewd joke or half-naked girl."
‑ Andrew Manning, Radio Free Entertainment
"The overriding effect of watching these actresses debase themselves is the cinematic equivalent of a motorway car wreck."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"Seems to have been assembled (at short notice, with blindfolds on) by people who have never seen any movies outside of Cameron Diaz vehicles."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"If a date suggests the two of you should go and see this film dump them."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Cameron Diaz "comedy" follows the Farrelly brothers' path with degrading, unfunny "jokes" that make you feel unclean just watching them."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"...'forgettable' is one of the best things one could call this film."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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