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      17.06.2012 12:57
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      One of the best rom-coms I've seen and I will be re-watching it!

      The Sweetest Thing [15]
      Released: 2002, Run time: 88 minutes, Genre: Romantic Comedy
      This review is for the film only, not the DVD as it was watched via netflix.

      Plot Synopsis

      The needy, self help reading Jane (Selma Blair) has been dumped again and her only possible cure is to go out drinking and dancing with her best gal pals, single girl by choice, Courtney (Christina Applegate) and the heart breaking player Christina (Cameron Diaz). A cheeky bum pinch introduces Christina to the devilishly handsome Peter (Thomas Jane) a guy from out of town, here for just one night on a bachelor party. Could this chance encounter be Christina's only chance at true love?

      Armed with the location his brother's wedding, follow the ups and downs of the open road as Christina and Courtney drive across the country to track Peter down. Meanwhile, back home, Jane has man troubles of her own....

      The Review

      This film has some of the best cast female leads for a romantic comedy. The chemistry between Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair and Christina Applegate is what makes this film so enjoyable. As with most romantic comedies this film explores the eternal question of 'what is true love and how do we know when we've found it?' but for me this film was more about friendship. The dialogue between the three girls was excellently written by Nancy M. Pimental, she really captures the affectionate mick-taking that occurs between close friends. I particularly liked the use of 'in-jokes' and the use of songs (Do you like Pina Coladas?) to show the bond between the girls.

      I liked that Christina and Courtney were strong independent women with high powered jobs, flashy dress sense and a filthy sense of humour. Perhaps some of the scenes were far fetched, particularly the scene in the launderette and the 'sing-along' in the restaurant but I think the aim was to demonstrate the silly things girls do together and for me, the film did this well. It got me reminiscing of times with my girlfriends.

      Overall I would recommend this film to those who like romantic comedies as this is one of the best I have seen. Perfect for girlie nights in but not one you would want to watch with your mum as it's a bit rude in places. It's a silly, over the top exploration of friendship, love and 'playing the field' but it's enjoyable and will have you laughing as well as cringing.

      (this is my first film review-comments would be really appreciated)

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      28.01.2012 21:42
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      A highly entertaining rom-com.

      When this film came out, I was in my young teens and rented it out with my sister. We both loved it. This is exactly the type of film that is great for a girls night in. A few years later I saw it cheap in a supermarket, bought it, and realised just how much I love it.


      ~Plot~
      The film follows the antics of flatmates, Christina, Courtney and Jane, but narrows focus on Christina, a notorious heartbreaker who on a night out meets someone who could just be her Mr Right. Missing her chance, a road trip ensues where Christina and Courtney try to track him down. Meanwhile back home, Jane is has problems of her own to sort out.

      ~Cast~
      The three leading ladies, Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blaire are amazing (as usual if you ask me). They bounce off each other, making for great viewing. The male cast I was not familiar with, and to be honest, overall they don't appear in the film for a great length of time. They include; Thomas Jane and Jason Bateman (who has since risen to considerable fame).

      ~My Thoughts~
      This is one of the staples of my DVD collection, a real feel good film that makes me laugh, no matter how many times I've seen it. The road trip is especially funny, as are Jane's antics and the trip to China town. In fact, I can recall so many great 'bits' of the film that I better stop listing them now. The bad point about this film is that the actual plot itself is thin, and is second to the comedy, but this doesn't bother me in the slightest because the dialogue is top-notch.
      Although I've said this is a girly film, I think that it would go down well with men too, as they would also appreciate the humour (and the actresses!)

      ~Soundtrack~
      It's a bit of a weird one, with the likes of 'Eternal Flame', the Pina Colada song, and 'I don't want to miss a thing'. Somehow it pulls this mish-mash off.

      ~Other Stuff~
      This film is rated 15.
      The running time is 88 minutes.
      Can currently be bought for just under a fiver.

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      12.12.2011 18:25
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      A decent enough film!

      Film Only Review:

      Christina (Cameron Diaz) is a party girl. Men feel messed about her but basically she is a free spirited girl who is rather scared of commitment. Living with her flat mate Jane (Salma Blair) who is unlucky in love and does it all the conventional way and reads self help books to help her through she is very much unlike Christina and her wild child mate Courtney (Christina Applegate) in many ways.

      After another failed romance of Janes, Christina and Courtney decide to take Jane out for a big night out at a club where to cheer Jane up Christina squeezes the bum of a passer by who takes offence at it who we later find out if Peter (Thomas Jane) who is out with his rather rude and loud brother who is getting married the following week in Somerset (America).

      Sparks fly between the two and Peter asks Christina to go back to a party at the hotel but after some soul searching and falling asleep and having a rather erotic dream about him Christina decides against it....thinking the opportunity has now passed her by Christina regrets it but Courtney can tell Christina is eaten up by this guy and decides that they will take the three hour road trip together to go see him while they know they can.

      The two take off fast so not to miss the wedding leaving Jane behind to date a silly but rather handsome man and who she gets it on with any opportunity including work and in front of a crowd of other people when she, er gets stuck to something she shouldn't!

      After comic capers from Christina and Courtney trying to get there including an incident in a toilet block where Courtney pulls the taps off the wall after using a urinal and Courtney messing with a dog painting on the wall that has a hole in its mouth and something popping through and hitting her in the eye, plus them having to basically get costumes rather than outfits to go the wedding and then when they get there and the bride not wanting to go through with it and Christina getting locked in and almost missing the ceremony she finally comes face to face with Peter however is he all he made out to be? Has Christina put her heart on the line just to be set up for hurt?

      Verdict:

      This is a decent enough rom com in my opinion. Ok its rather hammed up with a restaurant scene where old and young all sing a rather rude song about dicks, there is a movie montage just randomly put in of Christina and Courtney dressed up like people from scenes of popular films like Grease and Pretty Woman which seemed a bit random to me and the whole tone of the film is very sexual though it provided laughs in the right places, didn't drag and had a good sount track to it. If you like silly but still predictable films this could be for you and no matter how much you don't like the 'Dick' song, do try not to hum it for hours after seeing it eh!

      Rated 15

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      06.07.2010 12:01
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      A rom com that will have you laughing out loud

      Cameron Diaz really knows how to do classic chick flicks and The Sweetest thing, is no exception. Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair play three friends Christina, Courtney and Jane.

      Christina and Courtney are two party girls who don't take dating or men that seriously. In a bid to cheer up their newly dumped friend Jane, they take her out on the town to show her how it's done. Christina is in for a shock however when she meets nice guy Peter and uncharacteristically begins to like him.

      Cue a mad dash across country with friend Courtney to surprise him at his brothers wedding only to discover he had lied about who the groom was going to be.

      The sweetest thing is a funny, romantic comedy that certainly doesn't take itself too seriously. Refreshingly the main female lead isn't a soppy love sick girl but a strong independent woman who doesn't normally get sucked in by men. This makes a nice change from the usual bridget jones style heroine who is clueless when it comes to men.

      Cameron, Christina and Selma make a great set of friends and are hilariously believable. The film centres as much on their friendship as it does on the romance and its nice to see them all come good in the end.
      This is certainly not a film for younger members of the family and can be rude in some parts, but this adds to the humour in my opinion. One of the funniest moments comes when Jane has an 'accident' with her new boyfriends piercing and a room full of police officers and fire brigade all join in singing aerosmith 'I dont want to miss a thing' to help her relax her tonsils.
      I also love the scene where they are dacning around their car singing 'do you like pina coladas' ... it makes more sense when you see the film though!

      This film is laugh out loud funny and I won't spoil any of it my describing much more but I would definately recommend it to anyone in the mood for a good, romantic comedy.

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        12.05.2010 11:30
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        The Sweetest Thing!

        The Sweetest Thing

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        Film Duration: 87 minutes
        Category: Comedy
        Year: 2003
        Director: Roger Kumble
        Language: English
        Country: United States
        Rating: 12 years and older
        Extras: Yes

        Actors
        Cameron Diaz as Christina Walters
        Christina Applegate as Courtney Rockcliffe
        Selma Blair as Jane Burns
        Thomas Jane as Peter Donahue

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        Story
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        The story is about three girls named Christina, Courtney and Jane, who live in San Francisco and are around 30 years old. Christina and Courtney have a successful career and find their life just fine. While most women around their age are desperately searching for the right man in their lives, they prefer to keep working on finding the right man for that moment. They do not have a serious relationship. Jane is a different case and her relationship has just ended and the other two have taken her out to have fun. That night they go to a club and have a good fun time, until suddenly Christina meets Peter, a nice looking boy. She falls for him, but misses her chance with him that night by failing to go with him and the day after he left the city again. She finds out that she really likes and she misses him. Together with her best friend they decide to look him up. Jane suddenly shows a different side of her and doesn't look for no serious relationship with a man for once in her life, but that leads to a rather unpleasant situation.....

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        There are three famous actresses in this film, including Cameron Diaz. She has been in several comedies, but she proved that she has a certain talent for comedy and in this film she proves it again in the role of Christina Walters. She is fun, easy in funny scenes with good timing for jokes. But you also noted the other side of her character, a more deeper problem: fear of serious relationships. She knows this well to alternate and is credible in her role. Christina Applegate plays the role of Courtney Rockcliffe and set up a good performance. She just has a talent for humour and is one of the few people who is just naturally funny. There are certain scenes, including in the car, where it's more about body language and then she does it perfectly. Very nice to see. Selma Blair, who is less shown in the film, plays Jane. But especially towards the end of movie she was a special situation (you just have to see, you can not explain) that she is very funny. Very good performances!

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        There are several extras on the DVD including commentary from the director and actors Christina Applegate, Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, and Jason Bateman. Fun and easy comment on the filming of the story and you notice that they had a lot of fun while filming. There is also a behind the scenes extra on the DVD including scenes where you see them sitting in a restaurant. It gives you a good idea what was going on and here again shows that they have had a very nice time during filming. Great extras here and certainly fun to watch after watching the movie.

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        This is just a good fun comedy. Perhaps more a girls film but I must say I laugh just as loud. The story of this movie is maybe very predictable, but that is not what it is about. It's about the humour and they did this very well.. There are many funny scenes that certainly go a lot further than most films and is more about sex. So you have a scene where the three actresses suddenly start to sing in the middle of a restaurant, a song about the penis. Very funny. The acting performances are very good and the three, including especially Cameron and Christina, have good sense of timing with funny situations. The story itself is perhaps not very original but the funny scenes are very well conceived and are well done. Certainly a nice movie

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          30.03.2010 14:06
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          Very enjoyable film - if you're not easily offended

          *this is a review of the film, not the dvd*

          Stars: Cameron Diaz (Christina), Christina Applegate (Courtney), Selma Blair (Jane), Thomas Jane (Peter).

          Nominations: Teen choice award (choice actress, comedy Selma Blair; choice actress, comedy Cameron Diaz and choice movie, comedy).

          Basic plot: Without giving too much away the film follows the life of Christina who is a bit of a commitment-phobe. On a night out she meets Peter and eventually falls for him. However, without any contact details she is forced to attend (without an invite) the wedding of Peters brother. The story then follows Christina and Courtney's comic journey to the wedding. But will it end in love?

          I don't want to spoil the ending of the film so I will stop here with the plot summary and instead move onto the general feel of the movie and my opinion of it.

          Mostly with romantic comedies I fail to see the comedy in them, they're just romantic and a little bit pathetic. That being said with The Sweetest Thing I did find myself laughing occasionally and smiling for the rest of it! Look out for the granddad in this film and also the classic comedy moment where the three girls start singing "You're too big to fit in here" in the middle of a restaurant. I now cannot (to my embarrassment) get this song out of my head and find myself singing it everywhere!

          Don't get me wrong, this film wasn't hysterical. I just felt it had a lot more comedy moments in it than other films that claim to be romantic comedies.

          In terms of acting, Cameron Diaz gave another classic performance (you can decide if that's good or bad) and I thought Christina Applegate was excellent!

          For me, the most surprising performance was from Selma Blair. Normally I hate Selma Blair's snobbish acting, she irritates me beyond belief! So if I had known she was in this film I probably wouldn't have watched it. However, she was surprisingly not annoying and dare I say a little bit funny.

          Overall I got exactly what I expect from a romantic comedy (the feel good feeling) plus a little bit more (some comedy, finally)! I would say that if you are easily offended then this wouldn't be the film for you; there are some quite rude parts. So I wouldn't advise you watch this with any parents, nans or granddads. Unless that is, you're quite happy watching scenes with glory holes and songs about big dicks with them.

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          19.02.2010 14:38
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          Prime mocking opportunity.

          I decided to rewatch this film eight years after it was made, after a friend admitted to me that it was a guilty pleasure of hers. Since we both love watching and mocking trashy rom coms, I knew any film with Cameron Diaz with it was sure to be a laugh. I originally saw this when it first came out, but had pretty much forgotten the plot, beyond the unforgettable song about male genitalia.

          The film is obviously not Oscar worthy, but is surprisingly funny. It reminded me that Cameron Diaz did do some decent performances before she started getting cast in the role of the young mother, in such hideously sentimental films such as My Sister's Keeper. Christina Applegate and Selma Blair give pretty good comedy performances too. The humour is bawdy and childish throughout, but it does that kind of homour pretty well.

          Plot synopsis: Christina Walters is a fun loving 28 year old living with her two best friends in San Francisco. Having been hurt too many times in the past, the girls have become experienced players of 'The Game', where it's less about Mr Right, and more about Mr Right Now. However, this all changes at the turn of an implausible plotline, when Christina has a very brief meeting with a guy, Peter, in a club, who sees right through her game playing. The next morning she is still thinking about Peter, and regretting having let him get away. So of course they go on a roadtrip to stalk Peter at his brother's wedding. Obviously.

          Watch for a mindless laugh!

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            06.11.2009 12:34
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            Give it a go, it's The Sweetest Thing!

            After seeing this DVD priced at just £3 in HMV a few months ago I decided to give it a shot. I'm into girly flicks among other things and the synopsis on the back if the case seemed as if it would be fun.

            MAIN CHARACTERS

            Christina - She's a fun loving party girl. A bit of a commitment phobe, she loves to go out and have fun.

            Courtney - Also loves to go out and have fun. She loud and opinionated but in true movie style fashion, has a heart of gold.

            Jane - She's just come out of a long term relationship and is in serious need of cheering up. Cue Christina and Courtney!

            PLOT

            In a bid to cheer up their best friend Jane after the break up of her relationship, Christina and Courtney take her for a night on the tiles.
            They're not looking for Mr Right, Mr Right Now will do just fine. While trying to find Jane a man, Christina bumps into Peter, who's in town for just one night for a stag do. He invites Christina back to his hotel for a party but she declines. In the morning a fit of regret hits her and she and Courtney decide to make the trip north to surprise him at the wedding!

            A large part of the film centres around this journey they make. Some of the situations they find themselves in are truly unbelievable but funny nonetheless. A lot of the humour involved is very crude, there is a scene in a cafe where they sing a song about how women flatter men about the size of their genitals! The song is based on Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' so it's very catchy and after watching the film a few times I find myself singing along!

            MY THOUGHTS

            Although crude, I found the humour in the film to suit me perfectly! The writer, Nancy Pimental says in the special features how she wanted to write about how in certain situations women can be just as crude as men and I think this is so true! Women acting like men are typically portrayed are not often seen in films and this makes a refreshing change.

            While none of the acting is Oscar standard, all three women played their parts well. Cameron Diaz (Christina) does what she does best, girl next door, liked by both women and men. The only actor that I didn't warm to was Peter (Thomas Jane). He seemed very wooden and understated although he did have a few lines that were delivered with a very dry humour.

            To wrap it up, if you're not a fan of lewd, smutty humour I would stay well clear! If you are, while not the best film in the world, this isn't a bad way to while away a couple of hours.

            CAST

            Christina Walters - Cameron Diaz
            Courtney Rockcliffe - Christina Applegate
            Jane Burns - Selma Blair
            Peter Donahue - Thomas Jane
            Roger Donahue - Jason Bateman

            DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

            - Director Roger Kumble And Cast's Commentary
            - A Legend Is Born: A Day In The Life If Nancy M. Pimental Featurette
            - "Politically Erect" Featurette
            - Storyboard Comparisons

            Running Time 88 minutes

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              04.11.2009 23:34
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              Bland comedy by a big headed writer

              To ease their mild mannered roommate Jane (Selma Blair) through a relationship-induced depression, Christina Walters (Cameron Diaz) and Courtney (Christina Appegate) take her out on the town. During their attempts to find her "Mr. Right Now", Christina tries to set Jane up with Peter Donahue (Thomas Jane) but ends up falling for him herself. Missing her opportunity with him that night, Christina is talked into pursuing him to his brother's wedding............or so she thinks!!

              Cast:
              Cameron Diaz ... Christina Walters
              Christina Applegate ... Courtney Rockcliffe
              Selma Blair ... Jane Burns
              Thomas Jane ... Peter Donahue
              Frank Grillo ... Andy
              Jason Bateman ... Roger Donahue
              Eddie McClintock ... Michael
              Lillian Adams ... Aunt Frida
              Johnny Messner ... Todd
              Sybil Temtchine ... Rebecca (as Sybil Temchen)
              Parker Posey ... Judy Webb
              Joe Bellan ... Mr. Martin
              Chelsea Bond ... Greta (as Chelsea Lee Bond)
              Richard Denni ... Gramps
              Georgia Engel ... Vera

              My View:
              Ok this is a fairly bland chick-flick, Cameron Diaz is in kooky, sassy mode and while she Selma Blair and Christina Applegate are all watchable they seem strangely subdued. Blair plays to type as the repressed girl, Applegate and Diaz play party animals, their all fine but a bit washy, the plot is not great either, girls go out on town, flighty girl scared of commitment speaks with a guy for five minutes and then chases him half way across America, as you can tell there are a few inconsistencies in the script here.

              The other weakness of the film is the chemistry between the romantic leads is awful, Jane is wooden and Diaz gurns so often you wonder if she's auditioning for the Mask 2.

              Overall this is a reasonably fun chick flick with the off amusing set piece, but the story doesn't flow, the characters try to hard. The writer explains that the film is based on her and her friends and also includes a featurette on her life on the added extras which is a bit big headed to my mind as I have no interest in her life, the whole film just feels like a vanity project for the director wanting to show how wild and kooky her life with her friends is rather than something designed to make the audience happy.

              Cost:
              The DVD is available for £3.99 on Play.com and includes:

              * Audio commentary from director Roger Kumble and members of the cast
              * 'A Legend Is Born: A Day In The Life Of Nancy M. Pimental' featurette
              * 'Politically Erect' featurette
              * Storyboard to screen comparisons
              * Film ographies
              * Trailer
              * Web links
              * Interactive menu
              * Chapter selection

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              25.10.2009 16:52
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              Good comedy

              This comedy was not as bad as I expected it to be in fact it was rather amusing in places and does go to show that a predominantly female cast can deliver a decent comedy movie.

              It is a bit of a romantic cmedy and stars the excellent Cameron Diaz as Christina Walters alongside Selma Blair as Jane and Christina Applegate as Courtney. Diaz character Christina uses men for sex and tends to love them and leave them giving many men a taste of their own medicine until she falls for a man called Peter. However he disappears and together with best friend Courtney they go on a road trip in search of the love of her life. Jane is left behind but manages to get herself into plenty of trouble, indeed some of the funniest moments in this film involve her and her rather risque antics.

              There is a lot of adult content in this film and a couple of what would be described as gross out scenes as well, there are lots of sexual references and scenes of a sexual nature in it but I found parts of this film to be hilarious ad certainly there is very little sweetness in these three girls.

              Some great dialogue and some good solid performances means that I would give this four stars and a good solid recommendation.

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                24.10.2009 10:56
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                If you think Penis; are funny - worth watching

                Starring Cameron Diaz as Christina Walters, Christina Applegate as Courtney and Selma Blair as Jane. The Sweetest Thing - From the title you would assume typical soppy girly film but it is far from it, there is the typical girl finds guy, girls loses guy, girl gets guy back again (Awww) but mixed in with hilarious montages and songs and disgusting predicaments the girls get themselves into. This is literally a laugh a minute film, cringingly (is that a word) disgusting and funny.
                The main character is Christina Walters (Cameron Diaz) as a 20-something singleton using men and leaving them - basically a "player", loving the single life, until she meets Peter, hilarious twists and turns send her off searching for Peter with Courtney in tow getting into all sorts of situations on the way, Jane seems the quieter of the 3 and is left behind to work but dont they say the quietest ones are the ones you need to watch! - this dirty girl is left behind to have sex with a purple elephant in the cubicle at work and get into a very embarassing situation invoving a delicate piercing, a situation she only gets out of with the help of a huge amount of people and Aerosmith classic "I dont want to miss a thing"). Christina and Courtney set out on a road trip to find Christinas "The One" and finally find him as he is about to get married (what! You didn't see that coming?) Waht happens next - Watch it and see!

                My Opinion - This movie is not to everyones taste but if you think Penis songs and sex are funny then you will like it - I did. The thing to remember is that this film is not to be taken seriously, it is funny (extremely funny in my opinion) and if you just want a laugh its good. The outtakes on the DVD are also very funny too. 87 minutes watching this film is not wasted, just dont watch it with your grandparents or young children and you will be fine! I was very surprised that this is a 15 though, even made me blush in some places!

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                  This film is another comedy that like others before it promises much and delivers nothing

                  Christina (Cameron Diaz), Courtney (Christina Applegate) and Jane (Selma Blair) are close friends intent on living life to the fullest. They are young and out looking for Mr Right Now rather than Mr Right (apart from Jane who has been with the same guy for about a year) but can this party loving lifestyle where nothing is serious get them far in life? When Jane is dumped suddenly the girls all have their eyes opened to their true situations and they have to reevaluate their lives. When Christina meets Peter (Thomas Jane) at a nightclub and lets him slip away she soon realises that maybe she needs to change what is important to her.

                  This was one of those movies which a friend had seen and recommended as the best thing since sliced bread and so I picked this up for a reasonable price and sat down on a Friday night with a nice chilled drink...what a disappointment. This film stars 3 terrific actresses who seem to have great on screen chemistry but with this came the expectations and boy was I ever let down by the lack of laughs this film produced. The film is meant to be a comedy but unfortunately in my opinion the film fails to deliver many laughs at all and the ones it does manage are poor quality and cheap laughs.

                  If you are looking for a comedy that will guarantee you laughs then stick to the classics because this for me just fails to deliver.

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                  Silly women, stupid shenanigans, bad jokes

                  Directed by Roger Kumbel, The Sweetest Thing stars Cameron Diaz as Catherine, a 28 year-old commitment-phobe, and Christina Applegate and Selma Blair as her best friends Courtney and Jane.

                  Apparently, screenwriter Nancy Pimental based the main characters on herself and her best friend, the actress Kate Walsh (you may know her as Dr Addison Montgomery on Grey's anatomy and Private Practice).

                  I went to see this film when it was released in 2002, thinking it would be a lighthearted comedy perfect for a lazy afternoon. As it turned out, although certainly lighthearted, it was sadly lacking in the comedy department.

                  The film opens with a series of men telling us (the audience) about Christine Walters. These are her disgruntled ex-suiters, who complain that she's a "player", doesn't want anything serious, said-she-would-call-but-didn't, etc... This is to let us know right away this character's attitude towards men and her usual conduct in romantic relationships.

                  After this first segment we meet the three women. They live in San Francisco. Christine is in advertising, Courtney is a divorce lawyer and Jane is a shop assistant.

                  Christine and Courtney arrive home to a distraught Jane who has just been dumped by her boyfriend. They decide to take her out that night to some trendy bar/club where they spend the night both avoiding and flirting with men, whilst trying to find a man for Jane to hook up with.

                  Christine gets in a argument with fellow clubber Peter (Thomas Jane) who declines to take Jane off her hands, but later they get talking and start to get along. Peter says he will be going to his brother's wedding outside San Francisco but invites Christine to a party they will be holding at their hotel before leaving.

                  Christine doesn't go, and then regrets it. So Courtney encourages her to go after him and they both depart on a journey to find Peter at his brother's wedding, which is being held a 3 hour drive away from San Francisco.

                  Along the way they have a few (mis)adventures, none of which bear describing.

                  Once at the church where the wedding is about to start, they realise it's not Peter's brother, but Peter himself who is getting married. They leave and Christine is very disappointed and has a bit of a crisis. Back at the church, both Peter and his bride decide they don't want to get married to each other after all, so they call the wedding off at the last minute.

                  A few days later Peter shows up on Christine's doorstep and they live happily ever after.

                  The film's tone is coarse and vulgar throughout. The jokes, 99.5% of which are about sex, range from salacious to gross-out.

                  There is one particular scene midway through the movie when they are at a restaurant, and they spontaneously erupt into a song a dance (set to the music of Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy") that was considered so crude that it was cut from the film's U.S. theatrical release.

                  The scene was shown everywhere else in the world, though, and on the occasion I saw it, the packed cinema room that up until then had been somewhat noisy (with people eating, drinking, whispering to each other, occasionally snorting at the screen) suddenly fell preternaturally silent when this little musical number came on, bar the sound of people recoiling in their seats in horror, and it remained so for a considerable time after, the people apparently still stunned.

                  It's clear the film sets out to "shock" people with its depiction of female sexuality. Only, instead of irreverent, it is just crass.

                  The film was a commercial failure, and barely grossed enough at the box office to recoup its production cost.

                  If you are a fan of Porky's, you might like this, otherwise, do yourself a favour and don't waste your time.

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                    23.02.2009 21:17
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                    a good film

                    Even though this is quite an odd film I do enjoy watching it. The story follows three friends all who are single and looking for men some for Mr Right and others for Mr Right Now. The characters are quite different from each other but this helps to make the story interesting and gives the chance for a few stories to develop throughout the film.

                    The story starts with Christina and Courtney coming home to find their friend Jane crying that she has broken up with her boyfriend and in an attempt to cheer her up they take her out to find someone else. Christina tries to introduce her to someone but he doesn't want to know so they begin an argument. Meanwhile Jane meets her own person and this then forms the sub plot. Christina eventually starts to get on with the man called Peter and gets invited back to his hotel she doesn't go and really regrets it. Her friend Courtney can see the regret and they set off on a road trip to try to find him at his brothers wedding. The story is a bit unrealistic but then again so are a lot of them in films of this kind.

                    The story is quite funny although in quite an unrealistic way but it is only for a bit of light entertainment so this does have a bad effect on the film. The funny scenes can be quite rude so it does need its 15 certificate. Some are quite cringy such as the penis song which they sing in a cafe full of people so you might want to check who you watch this with! Definatley not your parents!

                    The acting is good and the stars are well known actresses. Cameron Diaz plays Christina who is portrayed as a bit of a maneater but a likeable one she plays her part well and is very funny. It is quite similar to other roles she has done before and I think they suit her. Courtney is played by Christina Applegate, another good performance she is the slightly more serious and organised friend but still plays a good character. I think these to characters play well together and are funny together and they add to each others performances. Jane is played by Selma Blair she is the quieter of the group of friends, a lot of her scenes are on her own not with the other two friends but she is still funny although in a bit of a different way to Christina and Courtney. She is more of a clumsy but likeable character I think and she does play her part well.

                    I think this is a fun film to watch though it may not be to everyones taste.

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                    29.01.2009 19:34
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                    I cannot believe I am admitting to have watched this!

                    I just cannot remember the last time I blushed so much during a film! This is a certificate 15 and I think I would be pretty upset if my daughter had seen this when she was that age!

                    This DVD is a comedy really, a rude comedy for the girls. My cheeky friend suggested we watch this together one night and I must admit to finding it quite amusing despite being so very rude in places.

                    Starring here is Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. Cameron plays a girl called Christina who meets a guy at a nightclub and falls in love at first sight. She does not realise she is in love until he has left town though! Luckily, he had told her where he was going the following night so along with her friend Courtney, played by Christina Applegate, she sets off to find him. Meanwhile their friend Jane, played by Selma Blair, remains behind to go to work and provide a few laughs from the end of the phone.

                    I think what really makes this film such an eye-opener is the soundtrack. I actually sat forwards in my seat when they started singing "you can't fit that in here" while wagging their fingers and clutching their crotches. My friend was rolling around with tears streaming down her eyes but then it is much more her thing than mine.

                    The storyline is very simple and certainly not one I have much to say about. The acting is superb though thanks to the three brilliant actors starring in this and that makes up for the lack of a story. There are frequent comedy scenes that will make you either blush or chuckle as well as several rather funny songs. I think this is like American Pie for adult women in many respects.

                    This is on sale at Amazon at present for £2.98 which I think is a real bargain buy. It is certainly not everybody's cup of tea but for women, especially ones who are fed up with men, this is a funny film to pass an evening with.

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                    To ease their roommate (Selma Blair) through a relationship-induced depression, Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate take her out on the town. During their attempts to find her Mr. Right Now, Diaz meets Peter Donahue, played aptly by Thomas Jane. Missing her opportunity with him that night, Cameron Diaz is talked into pursuing him to his brother's wedding. The ensuing road trip packs even more slapstick and locker room humor into an already-bursting movie.