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Sweet and Lowdown Woody Allen's 29th feature, Sweet and Lowdown, is an insubstantial mockumentary in which Depression-era jazz guitarist Emmet Ray (Sean...Sweet and LowdownDrama, ComedyPT95MPG-13 Woody Allen's 29th feature, Sweet and Lowdown, is an insubstantial mockumentary in which Depression-era jazz guitarist Emmet Ray (Sean...2000-06-16Gretchen MolUma ThurmanGretchen Mol, Uma ThurmanSony Pictures Classics
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Sweet and Lowdown

Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Samantha Morton, Sean Penn, Gretchen Mol, Uma Thurman; Director: Woody Allen; Author: Woody Allen; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Woody Allen’s 29th feature, Sweet and Lowdown, is an insubstantial mockumentary in which Depression-era jazz guitarist Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) pimps, boozes, squanders dough, plays heavenly guitar, steals from friends, shoots at rats, and squints at the ladies — most notably, a mute laundress named Hattie (Samantha Morton). The beauty of Morton’s Oscar-nominated performance is the way she finds, with a gamine’s grin and an orphan’s pout, more ways to say I love you than Penn’s tormented hero could begin to understand. B-

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