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Parents' Guide to

The Sweetest Thing

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.

Movie R 2002 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 14+

not for kids.

funny cute sweet movie mostly for teens and adults.
age 17+

really good film

This film is amazing. I really don't recommend this film to teens under 17 because there is way too much sex. In one scene a woman is having a dream about having oral sex. I n another scene, a woman is seen having clothed sex. Also, in one scene, two women are in a car, one of them is driving and the other one is in the passenger seat. The woman that is driving drops her lip gloss and asks the other woman to get it for her (they are both only wearing underwear) and the woman leans down trying to get it for her and a man on a motorbike is next to them on the road and the woman who is driving makes out that she is having oral sex and make hand gestures and actions to suggest this. In another scene, a woman is seen sucking a man's penis and gets stuck with it in her mouth (I found this scene really funny) and everybody turns up even the police to try and get her unstuck, eventually her friends turn up and tell her to sing because it will sooth her throat because the man has a piercing and eventually she becomes unstuck. Somewhere in the film near to the beginning, the women are in a café and sing a song about penises. I think that this will at least be fine for very mature 16 year olds.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (6 ):

The three leads are so bright and even endearing that the fact that they behave like complete skanks doesn't compute. Their loyalty and high spirits and the fact that no one is taking this movie very seriously (they announce that there will be a clothes-trying on montage and then appear as Julia Roberts, Madonna, and Olivia Newton-John) make this a guilty almost-pleasure.

None of the men at the screening I attended liked this movie. Some of them even came out of the theater looking a little shell-shocked. But many of the women walked out smiling. The Sweetest Thing's audience may break down along gender lines, but believe me, this isn't your mother's chick flick. That is, unless your mother is an Adam Sandler fan, because this is an Adam Sandler movie from the girl's point of view. Written by Nancy Pimental, it's a cheerfully obscene tribute to girlfriends and of course to true love.

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