Sweetie (2006) Jane Campion's first feature, Sweetie , about two competitively dysfunctional out-of-the-nest sisters, weaves oddball charm, art school inscrutability, and Sally Bongers' painterly cinematography into a…
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Sweetie (2006)

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2006; DVD Release Date: Oct 24, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Genevieve Lemon, Karen Colston and Tom Lycos; Distributor: Avenue Pictures Productions

Jane Campion's first feature, Sweetie, about two competitively dysfunctional out-of-the-nest sisters, weaves oddball charm, art school inscrutability, and Sally Bongers' painterly cinematography into a sui generis tapestry.

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In a making-of, Lemon says Campion encouraged her to throw on-set tantrums to ''galvanize everything.'' The commentary betrays a friendly but piquant tension between Campion and co-writer/erstwhile lover Gerard Lee, who, to this day, seems bedeviled by her (and Bongers') ''If it's interesting it's working'' attitude.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints