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Sweet Thing 15 rating

Three children embark on a wild trek across Massachusetts, crossing paths with a variety of eccentrics, in this poetic drama from 90s indie hero Alexandre Rockwell (In The Soup).

Drama 2020 91 mins

Director: Alexandre Rockwell

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Overview

In desperation at their mum's new boyfriend, two siblings and their new friend set off on a running wild trek across Massachusetts, crossing paths with a variety of American eccentrics, angels and desperados. Sweet Thing is an intimate, creatively filmed, and fantastically personal film from accomplished indie filmmaker and favourite of the arthouse scene in the ’90s, Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup, Little Feet). Shot in rich monotone (with occasional bursts of colour) and largely from the hip, both of which lend the distinctive feel of the ‘90s indie films with which Rockwell made his name.

Described by Quentin Tarantino as one of the most powerful new films he’s seen in years, Alexandre Rockwell has woven an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever.

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