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Sweet Thing (2021)



Critic Consensus: Often heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting, Sweet Thing captures the wonder and horror of childhood with a deft and tender hand.

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The story revolves around the two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of Adam, their alcoholic father, and Eve, their negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find a temporary life for themselves around the town of New Bedford, MA. What begins as a disturbing family drama becomes a rousing childhood adventure that, though tragic, is a deeply moving and hopeful testament to the poetry of adventure and the imagination of childhood.

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Critic Reviews for Sweet Thing

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (5)

This small, delicate, late-blooming film is quite lovely, and a throwback to the 1990s/2000s craze for semi-improvised, rough and ready indie film-making.

September 7, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The connection between the two children was really strong, moving, and rang true.

June 21, 2021 | Full Review…

A soulful, uplifting, but also heartbreaking look at race and poverty's impact on troubled childhood.

June 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What makes this simple story special is the style that the writer and director Alexandre Rockwell brings to the screen.

June 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Ultimately delivers a moving, tousled journey of discovery - but it's through an America that has not existed for decades, if it ever did.

March 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It's rare for a film dealing with such subjects to fall on the side of optimism, naively misty-eyed or not.

November 17, 2021 | Rating: 3 | Full Review…

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