Alice King
September 06, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

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 a C

In what can only be called a skankfest, Diaz, Applegate, and the affectless Selma Blair team up to out-grody the Farrellys with equal-opportunity toilet humor that belies their pretty mugs. Despite its too-too crudeness (a song and dance about the male member?) and teeny bikini of a plot (the gals stalk a guy who might be ”the one”), Thing squeaks by as a guilty pleasure. But it’s the notion that Diaz and Co.’s butt-shaking girly fun is in any way ”empowering” that is truly laughable.

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