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Sweetie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling, Dorothy Barry

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This movie, co-written and directed by Jane Campion (The Piano) in 1989, earned the Australian Academy award in the Best Original Screenplay category the same year.
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Kay visits a fortune teller who tells her that she will soon meet the man of her life she will recognize thanks to a mark on his face. Fortunately, she does not wait for a long time because Louis, who has just become engaged to one of her colleagues, has this mark on the face. Kay convinces Louis that their love is predestined and the young man moves at once into the young woman's apartment.

The couple gets along well but Kay and Louis quickly give up sexual relations. One evening, they find in their apartment Kay's sister, Sweetie, who decided to come to say hello to her sister in company of her manager Bob. Sweetie, from her childhood on, has always been the preferred girl in the family, She vainly tried, since, to come through in the show business. Sweetie is fat and suffers apparently from a light mental disorder which is the cause of scenes of fury and hysteria that her family bears with philosophy.

Sweetie and Bob, to Kay's great despair and anger, do not want to leave the apartment. Moreover, their father Gordon also moves to Kay's after his separation with their mother Flo. Sweetie, Louis and Gordon decides to visit Flo who agrees to live again with Gordon. Sweetie, dumped by her manager Bob, moves to her parents's house but becomes increasingly uncontrollable. One day, she refuses to leave the hut built at the top of a tree in the garden and starts to scoff at her family, naked and covered with paint.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   love predicted in dream/fortune-telling

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian (mate!)

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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