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The Sweetest Thing (2002)

A girl finds she is forced to educate herself on the etiquette of wooing the opposite sex when she finally meets Mr. Right.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Adams ...
Aunt Frida
Herbert W. Ankrom ...
Wedding Guest #3 (as Herbert Ankrom)
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Geeky Guy
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Brawling Bridesmaid
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Taxi Driver
Joe Bellan ...
Mr. Martin
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Greta (as Chelsea Lee Bond)
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Wedding Guest #1 (as Alexander S. Chance)
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Judy's Mother
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Wedding Priest
Richard Denni ...
Gramps
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Storyline

To ease their roommate through a relationship-induced depression, Christina Walters and Courtney Rockcliffe take her out on the town. During their attempts to find her "Mr. Right Now", Christina meets Peter Donahue. Missing her opportunity with him that night, Christina is talked into pursuing him to his brother's wedding. Written by Sean Lewis <agvii@yahoo.com>

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They're looking for a few good men. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Untitled Nancy Pimental Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,430,667 (USA) (12 April 2002)

Gross:

$24,430,272 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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Trivia

The leather-coat guy that picks-up Christina Applegate in the bar is her then-husband, Johnathon Schaech. See more »

Goofs

Judith's hair under her veil. She blows it out of her eyes, and in the next shot it looks as if it had never fallen and is smoothed across her forehead. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Here's to fifty years with the same woman.
Roger: Dude, that's just depressing. She'll have saggy tits by then. She could tie 'em around her waist by then and use 'em as a belt... Or just tuck 'em in her socks.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits show a montage of scenes, outtakes and the 5 main cast members are sitting on a couch talking directly to the audience. After the credits roll, the cast tells the audience that the movie is over, and to go home. See more »

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Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) See more »

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Country Squier
Written by Danny Amis, Eddie Angel, Pete Curry and James Lester (as Jimmy Lester)
Performed by Los Straitjackets
Courtesy of Fresh Baked Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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better than expected
1 October 2002 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

If you keep your expectations low, it's more likely to be positively surprised... but seriously, even with somewhat higher expectations, this one is worth watching. I saw it as a "filler" on a flight, trying to save some of the "better" movies for the return trip. This movie actually turned out to be much more entertaining than all those I saved... ;))


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