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THE SWEETEST THING is not very funny, although Jason Bateman has some funny lines as Peter’s brother Roger and there’s a cute scene where Christina and Courtney spoof other movies. The heroine finds true love, but the movie has no morally uplifting messages. There’s just a constant barrage of crude sexual antics, bathroom humor and foul language attached to one of the most superficial stories ever put into a romantic comedy. THE SWEETEST THING is an eminently forgettable piece of moviemaking
(PaPaPa, Ho, PC, LLL, V, SSS, NN, A, D, M) Strong pagan worldview; several comedic homosexual references; a very lightweight leftwing, politically correct attitude; about 62 obscenities, 33 mild profanities, nine strong profanities, woman invites other women to touch her enhanced breasts, which they do, and references to body functions, including vomiting and urinating; slapstick violence such as man crashes exercise bicycle, woman bumps into man, maggot-infested food crashes into car window and man crashes motorcycle after making lewd gestures to two women he thinks are having lesbian sex; implied and depicted fornication, scenes of implied oral sex, homosexual jokes, and numerous other crude sexual references; partial male nudity in bedroom scenes, rear male nudity, female cleavage, women in underwear, and crudely implied nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, teasing and making fun of the elderly.
In THE SWEETEST THING, Cameron Diaz reprises her role as the hard-to-get beautiful girl, a role she crafted in the tacky and tasteless blockbuster, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. This time, however, her character, Christina, is not so innocent. In fact, the movie starts out by showing some of the many men whose hearts she’s broken by deliberately flirting with them and dumping them whenever the mood suits her. “Don’t go looking for Mr. Right; look for Mr. Right Now” is Christina’s motto.
One night, however, Christina goes out drinking with her good friends Courtney and Jane at a local singles club, where she meets and falls for Peter. Despite an initial aversion to one another, Christina can’t get Peter out of her mind. She and Courtney suddenly decide to crash what they think is the wedding of Peter’s brother, Roger, in rural California. Their trip to the wedding provides most of the story in this minor sex comedy.
THE SWEETEST THING is not very funny, although Jason Bateman has some funny lines as Peter’s brother Roger, and there’s a cute scene where Christina and Courtney spoof other movies. Although the heroine apparently finds true love, the movie has no morally uplifting messages. There’s just a constant barrage of sexual innuendo and foul language attached to one of the most superficial stories ever put into a romantic comedy. THE SWEETEST THING may be the easiest $15 million Cameron Diaz will ever make, but it’s not likely to help her career. It’s such an eminently forgettable piece of trash that it’s hardly worth the effort to complain about it.