The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing (2002)

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 Boston who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A collection of hit-or-miss gags tied together by a thin plot.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

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.

James Berardinelli

Loses its sense of humor in a vat of failed jokes, twitchy acting, and general boorishness.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.

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Charles Taylor

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The Sweetest Thing has nothing insightful to say about relationships, and nothing funny to say about the singles scene.

Rob Gonsalves

It's not great or inspired by any means, but it's cute and amusing enough.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Seems to have been assembled (at short notice, with blindfolds on) by people who have never seen any movies outside of Cameron Diaz vehicles.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Bound to appeal to women looking for a howlingly trashy time.

Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Please, somebody could say to Cameron Diaz to stop make any movies, they're just horrible and that the only good comedy which she made a big role is… More
Jennifer Xu
This movie is one big hot mess, but it's so disastrously, disgustingly fun I don't even care.
Kevin M. Williams
The idea forwarded here seems to be that cows can be just as stupid and lewd and backward as bulls (!!!). The result amazingly reaches the same conclusion:… More
Spencer S.
Unfunny, gross, and a little strange. Thomas Jane gives a good enough performance, but there's no excuse for Applegate, Blair, and Diaz.
Bethany Murphy
Hilarious! Some of the scenes were cringing but you couldn't help but laugh.
Nicki Marie
I don't think anyone in their right mind would call this a good movie, but it is a lot of fun and has a good cast. Some of it is so bad you don't know… More