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The Sweetest Thing

First Came The Rules of love. Now Comes The Fun 

Year: 2002 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

Cinema audiences are now officially bored of puerile adolescent male frat house comedies and the american pies and Frailly brothers of the world are now yesterday's news. However puerile female yuppie comedies are whole different ball ga me, and that's where The Sweetest Thing comes in.

Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair play a trio of girlfriends who are on the lookout not for Mr Right but Mr Right-Now. Packed to the hilt with attitude they reverse the gender politics of many a night-club. However before long all three aren't quite as in control of their love lives as they would like. However thatÕs nothing that a road trip and and some semi-public coitus with a man in an elephant costume can't cure, or so it seems.

Fans of Sex And The City will find much to appreciate in the offbeat lives of the main protagonists here. however no TV show is anywhere near outrageous enough to have a song and dance routine about male genitalia called 'Too big to fit in here'. It gets more unbelievable but I'm told I'm not allowed to mention the killer the scene involving some fellatio that goes horribly wrong on account of a piercing and some tonsils getting overly fond of each other. Therefore I w on't mention it. Suffice to say it's enough to make Meg Ryan blush.

The ending may be somewhat predictable but there is enough filth and sheer comic invention to power a dozen films. For lads there are tits and ass a-plently and for the girls there are a mountain of witheringly funny one-liners that you'll be repeating for weeks to come. The Sweetest Thing is filthy, frothy and fun, fun, FUN!

David Goody

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Screenings of this film:

2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)
2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)