Movie Stats & Links
Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Liam Aiken
|Lots of sex talk
so it's up to you.
|She make you take
her after seeing "Haniball".
|Close but no
nudity. Perky nipples, bras, and see-thru shirts.
|Sara explaining to
Nelson how he would spend the night of November 2nd at home,
and the scene with little Abner racing his boat.
|Nelson says to
Sara "Listen up, Moonbeam..."
| Patrick O'Connor
| Erwin Stoff, Deborah
Aal, Steven Reuther, Elliott Kastner
There was a tagline for "Sweet November"
which called it the date movie of the year. Hello? Itís February.
What an easy cop-out. Sure, bring her along (actually sheíll
probably drag you along because you made her see
"Hannibal"), and dudes, Charlize looks great and almost
shows a boob, but Iíll tell you what, "Sweet November"
is not exactly a pick-me-upper kind of date movie. And if you think
that ruins the movie, I guess you didnít see the trailers.
A Movie Review
In "Sweet November" you get Nelson (Keanu Reeves). Heís
an advertising guy who is all work and no play (except for jazziní
his girlfriend). At the DMV (thatís the Department of Motor
Vehicles for you people who donít drive) he is taking his driverís
test and tries to cheat off of Sara (Charlize Theron). As it usually
goes for the nice people, well, she gets busted for cheating. Sara
feels there is payback in order, or at least Nelson should drive her
around, but her ultimate goal is making Nelson sleep with her for a
month. Okay, itís not that simple because Iím sure most dudes
would say "Alright, Iíll sleep with you for a month with no
strings attached, especially since youíre hot!", but, in
actuality, she wants him to move in so she can fix his miserable,
but rich, life. At first he wouldnít consider,but now heís got
nothing going because he just pitched the All-American hot dog as a
sex food and lost his job. Such is advertising.
So, yea, you can guess it - Nelson changes his tune, Sara shows
him the light, and low and behold they fall in love. Hereís the
problem, and if you saw the trailers you know, Saraís not well. I
donít mean like sheís wacko, well, she is slightly eccentric,
but she is sick. And that makes for the not exactly a pick-me-upper
kind of date movie.
Iíll leave the synopsis at that. I think Iíve ruined enough,
but I will say that the movie does have its moments. Somehow Keanu
and Charlize have a chemistry. They had it in "Devilís
Advocate" and they develop it here, too. Also, some of the
scenes hit a little too close to home and some are a little cute.
Take, I guess, it was probably November 2nd in the movie,
as Sara explains what will happen when Nelson goes home. She
explains, sort of, and maybe not in this order, that he will get
home, turn on the TV and get bored. Then he will go on his computer
and get bored. Then he will surf the internet and get bored. And
then he will think of her. Now that I think about it, moving in with
Sara for a month might not be that bad because other than the think
of her part, well, I was in the movie theater without a date.
I canít say that "Sweet September" is a bad movie, it
just isnít great. If youíve seen whatís already in theaters,
itís a good movie for the two of you. Keanu bares his chest for
the dudettes and Charlize looked like she wanted the air
conditioning turned up a bit for the dudes. Itís 3 stars out of 5
for "Sweet November." Itís cute but also kind of sad.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!