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Sweet November Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    27

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Sara is supposed to be an adorable screwball with a fatal disease. Ms. Theron certainly gets the adorable right. With a comic style that's close to unerring, she not only deserves better than this junk but the very best.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A very low grade romantic drama indeed, a love story with all the life and death intensity of a heat rash.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    November is when we eat turkey, and Sweet November is pretty much a fat, juicy gobbler passed off as Valentine's Day date bait.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Nice to look at but too calculated and clichéd to resonate beyond its surface slickness.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

So-so Love Story for a new generation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that seeing Sara's health worsen is upsetting, as is the scene in which she asks Nelson to let her go. It's painful to watch Sara's young neighbor Abner anxiously look for a father figure. Sara's neighbors are transvestites. Mature themes include death and terminal illness. Occasional mild to moderate profanity. We see Nelson in bed with his girlfriend. Mentions of hookers, flashers, and dominatrixes. Nelson's ad campaign is sexually suggestive. Lots of passionate kissing, touching, and lovemaking. It's implied that Sara was promiscuous. Sara and Nelson share a bubble bath (no nudity).

  • Families can talk about how death and dying are portrayed in films. Was Families who have experienced the dying and death of family member might compare that to the movie.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Sara's neighbors are transvestites.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: In a rage, Nelson breaks several items and cuts his hand. Sara has a fit; she throws pill vials and thrashes at Nelson. Seeing Sara's health worsen is upsetting.

  • sex false3

    Sex: We see Nelson in bed with his girlfriend, who lounges in lingerie. Mentions of hookers, flashers, and dominatrixes. Nelson's ad campaign is sexually suggestive. Lots of passionate kissing, touching, and lovemaking. It's implied that Sara was promiscuous. Sara and Nelson share a bubble bath (no nudity).

  • language false3

    Language: Occasional mild to moderate profanity.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drinking.

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