Picks and Pans Review: The Sweetest Thing
The combined weight of the leading ladies (Diaz, Applegate and Blair) in this girls-just-want-to-have-sex comedy seems barely to top 200 lbs. As these scarily skinny Minnies cavort about in their scanties portraying flatmates on the prowl in San Francisco, one wishes they'd take time out from their silliness to dig into a heaping bowl of pasta.
Their corporal thinness extends to The Sweetest Thing, a blessedly short (84 minutes) series of lewd gross-out gags masquerading as a romantic comedy. Diaz, shaking her booty and behaving like a ditz, is the film's raison d'être, but Applegate, showing an unexpectedly serrated comic edge, steals their scenes together. Thing is intent on proving that women can be just as randy and stupid as men. Point made. (R)
Bottom Line: For this we marched?