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Sweet November (2001)



Critic Consensus: Schmaltzy and manipulative, Sweet November suffers from an implausible plot and non-existent chemistry between its leads.

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A workaholic tycoon meets a seemingly care free woman who takes a new lover every month. She convinces him to spend a month with her so that she can help him overcome his unresolved emotional issues. After he falls in love with her, he discovers the reason behind her fear of commitment.

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Keanu Reeves
as Nelson Moss
Charlize Theron
as Sara Deever
Greg Germann
as Vince Holland
Lauren Graham
as Angelica
Frank Langella
as Edgar Price
Ray Baker
as Buddy Leach
Robert Joy
as Buddy Leach
June Lomena
as Beatrice
Brian Leonard
as Radio Announcer
Joe Bellan
as Cabbie
L. Peter Callender
as DMV Proctor
Tamara Cova
as Abner's Teacher
Doreen Foo Croft
as Chinese Woman
David Fine
as Homeless Bruce
Igor Hiller
as Kid No. 1
Kelvin Han Yee
as Burly Man
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Critic Reviews for Sweet November

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (37)

Reeves gets the cloddishness right. In a regression from his good performance in The Gift, he keeps waving his arms like a cop directing traffic.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Any movie in which a dying person dons a rainbow-colored fright wig is in serious trouble. But if it also stars Keanu Reeves, well, welcome to the 10-worst list.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Extra-thick vanilla schmalted with just the right amount of raw sugar to summon the awwwws of high school girls.

February 21, 2001

Should have been called Cloying November.

February 20, 2001 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Who on earth could resist Charlize Theron? Well, if she's imitating Sandy Dennis, it's not all that hard.

February 20, 2001 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

If Sweet November were a valentine, it would end up in the dead-letter office.

February 20, 2001

Audience Reviews for Sweet November

Terrible movie.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


GAAAHHH!!! Really? Never has cancer-stricken-woman-lives-life-to-the-fullest been so...real. There's a special place in my heart for "A Walk to Remember," but it's admittedly saccharine and melodramatic. "Sweet November" may make you feel gooey, but the characters live in a pretty harsh and diverse world. Jason Isaacs and Michael Rosenbaum play delightful supporting characters of the loving drag queen couple next door. Charlize Theron has the rare ability/beauty? to ground a quirky character, and Keanu Reeves is, well, stone-faced enough to portray emotionless at first, then dazed with grief later. The 12 Gifts of Christmas bit is so hokey, but you just have to roll with Keanu trying to be manic and cute. And double props for the movie ending right where it needed to.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


Nice movie which appears to be a standard rom com, but turns sad by the end. Keanu is a little wooden, but Charlize is such a free spirit here it balances out. Saw this years ago, but has forgotten it. Didn't remember Lauren Graham had a small role as the soon to be ex girlfriend. Good message about making the most of your life and taking time to enjoy things.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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