Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature, Sweetie, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the buttoned-down, superstitious Kay and her rampaging, devil-may-care sister, “Sweetie.”
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Wonderful. Truly quirky in the best possible sense and funny as hell. Hooked from the beginning right through to the exquisite and inevitable ending. The cinematography and mise-en-scene are breathtaking and the direction makes me want to investigate Campion further. Knockout performances all around with no false notes whatsoever. Highly recommended!
Campion is very good at capturing the beauty within the ugly, awkward, messiness of people's lives. "Sweetie" is lovely to look at and Campion's perspectives on the everyday are unique. The acting is earthy and completely believable. Yet there is something tiresome about the story, which has nothing new to say about family dysfunctions.
For a debut film, this is a incredible start. A lot of Campion's film depict women in struggles with love, sexuality, family, creativity, and really just, life. This is more in the family category. The cinematography really brings out the off-balance in the family dynamic relationship. Eccentric characters, and finding comedy in the little things of everyday.
Better than quirky. A real dreamy masterpiece of nervousness and desire. Campion's best in some ways because it's genuinely neurotic (as opposed to Holy Smoke and In the Cut, which put on airs). Very droll but sumptuous too. Arid suburbia mottled by real touches of beauty and tenderness.
Una película que encuentra sentido desde la correspondencia hacia los posteriores filmes de Jane Campion. "Sweetie" concibe una historia sobre la correspondencia entre el hombre y la mujer, siendo esta última la que carga los miedos y las dudas respecto a esta convivencia.