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The Sweetest Thing Review

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

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It knows the words but not the music; while the Farrelly brothers got away with murder, The Sweetest Thing commits suicide.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Aspires to be a cinematic "Sex and the City," but it's more like South Park Goes West.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A movie in which laughter and self-exploitation merge into jolly soft-porn ''empowerment.''

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some of the most explicit sexual references and situations ever included in a mainstream film. There are extensive and graphic jokes about oral sex (including a humiliating visit to the dry cleaner and a medical emergency involving a very personal piercing). Parents should exercise the strongest caution in exposing kids or teens to the language and behavior in this movie.

  • Families can talk about why Christina was afraid to get close to a man and why she was so concerned about having the power in her relationships. They should also talk about the way the friends showed loyalty and unconditional acceptance to each other.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Comic peril.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Extremely explicit sexual situations and references.

  • language false4

    Language: Extremely strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink.