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.
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.
I was captivated with the characters and the world Jane Campion managed to create in this film, until the gravely disappointing ending that couldn't be saved by compelling acting. No one thought that was problematic at the screenwriting level? Despite that, all in a ll an interesting and beautifully shot/framed film.
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.
The thing that strikes me the most of this film is its unsettling and beautiful images. I personally don't think all the ideas congeal together, there are a few loose spots. However well worth renting or seeing once, and a perfect introduction to Jane Campion's eye for psychological and sexual complexity and not to mention attention for detail.