The Sweetest Thing: Suzanne Tenner
EW Staff
February 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Sweetest Thing

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
1 minutes
Wide Release Date
04/12/02
performer
Christina Applegate, Cameron Diaz, Jason Bateman, Selma Blair, Parker Posey
director
Roger Kumble
distributor
Columbia Pictures
author
Nancy M. Pimental
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it an C+

Fed up with love, a young woman (Diaz) must get back on the horse — the horse, in this case, being ”61*” ‘s Thomas Jane. Helping her into the stirrups is a friend (Applegate) who suggests the obligatory road trip. But don’t be fooled by the seeming clichés. ”It’s not ‘You’ve Got Mail,”’ avers Applegate. ”You’re not going to see a sweet romantic comedy.” Director Roger Kumble (”Cruel Intentions”) elaborates: ”There are a lot of outrageous things that women have never done in a movie…. Put it this way: Cameron’s character doesn’t know what a glory hole is.”

Um…we don’t either. What is it? ”I’m not going to tell you,” he says, then lets slip a hint. ”Chicks going to a disgusting truck-stop bathroom, and [using] the men’s room because they can’t use the women’s room. ”Hmmm… Applegate confirms that the mood is more Farrelly brothers than Ephron sisters, but won’t elaborate on the ”glory hole” business either: ”It’s one of those moments that’s best left unsaid.” She also notes that there’s no violence or nudity in the movie. ”There is some cursing,” she says. ”That should be our whole publicity campaign: ‘There’s some cursing. There’s a glory hole.’ ”

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