The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

"A romantic comedy without the sugar."
  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.2  (54,849)
  • 32

The Sweetest Thing is an irreverent romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair as Christina, Courtney, and Jane, as three 20-something women having fun in California. The film opens showing their varying degrees of cynicism and unrealistic expectations towards finding a suitable man; it’s revealed in the intro that Christina in particular has dated many men, yet never settled down. This resignation to short-term relationships is challenged when Christina is at a club and meets someone named Peter who’s unlike anyone she’s ever met before- he’s charming, handsome and mysterious. But before she can get to know him more intimately, he disappears; the only thing she knows about him is that he’s on his way to his brother’s wedding in her hometown. With only this piece of information, the three girlfriends set off on a whirlwind journey to reunite Christina and Peter. Along the way, they encounter some hilarious hijinks, including a dirty rest-stop, an erupting toilet, and crimes of fashion, before finally reaching the wedding.

The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Christina Applegate On The Story
The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Christina Applegate On The Story

Interview - 22 sec

The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Christina Applegate On Thre Film's Appeal Pt 2
The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Christina Applegate On Thre Film's Appeal Pt 2

Interview - 34 sec

The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing

Trailer - 2 min 30 sec

The Sweetest Thing Scene: What's My Problem?
The Sweetest Thing Scene: What's My Problem?

Clip - 53 sec

The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Selma Blair On The Film's Appeal
The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Selma Blair On The Film's Appeal

Interview - 24 sec

The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Christina Applegate On The Film's Appeal
The Sweetest Thing Soundbite: Christina Applegate On The Film's Appeal

Interview - 41 sec

Description
The Sweetest Thing is an irreverent romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair as Christina, Courtney, and Jane, as three 20-something women having fun in California. The film opens showing their varying degrees of cynicism and unrealistic expectations towards finding a suitable man; it’s revealed in the intro that Christina in particular has dated many men, yet never settled down.

This resignation to short-term relationships is challenged when Christina is at a club and meets someone named Peter who’s unlike anyone she’s ever met before- he’s charming, handsome and mysterious. But before she can get to know him more intimately, he disappears; the only thing she knows about him is that he’s on his way to his brother’s wedding in her hometown.

With only this piece of information, the three girlfriends set off on a whirlwind journey to reunite Christina and Peter. Along the way, they encounter some hilarious hijinks, including a dirty rest-stop, an erupting toilet, and crimes of fashion, before finally reaching the wedding.

The Sweetest Thing is a 2002 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 32.

Where to Watch The Sweetest Thing

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  • Release Date
    2002
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (54,849)
  • Metascore
    32