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Sweethearts

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Sweethearts

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Mitch Rouse, Bobcat Goldthwait
director:
Aleks Horvat
distributor:
Trimark Pictures
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Brilliance can be jarring in an otherwise ill-conceived movie, but not when it’s from a deft comic like Garofalo in Sweethearts. She has a tenacious wit as an urbane psychotic who holds her blind date at gunpoint rather than be alone on the night before she plans to commit suicide — a role she turned down Scream to do. Her talent almost makes up for first-time director Aleks Horvat’s missteps in straying from the setup and Rouse’s unconvincing portrayal of the victim. C+

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