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Sweet November (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 February 2001 (USA)
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A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life.

Director:

Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Herman Raucher, Paul Yurick (story) | 2 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Nelson Moss
Charlize Theron ... Sara Deever
Jason Isaacs ... Chaz Watley
Greg Germann ... Vince Holland
Liam Aiken ... Abner
Robert Joy ... Raeford Dunne
Lauren Graham ... Angelica
Michael Rosenbaum ... Brandon / Brandy
Frank Langella ... Edgar Price
Jason Kravits ... Manny
Ray Baker ... Buddy Leach
Tom Bullock Tom Bullock ... Al
Adele Proom Adele Proom ... Osiris
L. Peter Callender L. Peter Callender ... Don Watson, DMV Proctor
June Carryl ... Beatrice (as June Lomena)
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Storyline

The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco. One day, during a driving test, he meets Sara, a beautiful but seemingly eccentric woman. But, she is falsely accused of cheating and ends up failing the test because of Nelson. After getting kicked out of the exam, Sara waits for him outside and starts to insult him. However, Nelson ignores her and takes off. Then, she traces him down and shows up at his place. She promises to leave him alone only if he gives her a ride. Later that night, she asks him to live with her throughout November on the promise that his life will change for the better. He turns her down saying that he has a girlfriend. On the first day of November, after being fired and dumped on the very same day, Nelson decides to give it a try and then somehow, agrees to spend the whole month with Sara and finds himself in a desperate love affair that he will remember for ... Written by Emre Gunes

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Taglines:

She Just Needed A Month To Change His Life Forever.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the dogs rescued by Charlize Theron in this film (the one she re-homed and later took back) also played Verdell in As Good as It Gets (1997). See more »

Goofs

The number of flowers on the orchid stalk that Nelson holds out the taxi window - four when viewed from inside the cab, only three when seen from outside. See more »

Quotes

Nelson Moss: Have you ever heard of Phalaenopsis Sunderiana? It reminded me of you.
Sara: You got the job, didn't you?
Nelson Moss: Best offer anyone ever made me.
Sara: So when do you start?
Nelson Moss: We had a little problem agreeing on that. He suggested immediately, I suggested... never.
Sara: Never?
Nelson Moss: Never.
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Alternate Versions

In order to get a 'PG-13' instead of a 'R' the scene where Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron are in a bathtub together and some dialogue had to be edited/changed (you don't see how his head goes under water and that she laughs). See more »

Connections

References Broadway Danny Rose (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You Deserve To Be Loved
Written by Dillon O'Brian
Performed by Tracy Dawn
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Harsh criticism not neccasary
10 February 2002 | by raVeneyesSee all my reviews

Perhaps those who've written all the bad commentary about this movie need to sit back and just enjoy things every once in a while. This movie is a good example of a slightly sweet and cheesy plot being centered around some average actors, but it was a really good screenplay and EXCELLENT cinematography. Cinema students would do well to watch this movie and notice how the director used sets colors and music to set the scenes and mood.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet November See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,733,954, 18 February 2001

Gross USA:

$25,288,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,754,228
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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