Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5  
The Sweetest Thing DVD (2002)

Proof that girls can be just as gross as the boys comes with "The Sweetest Thing", a comedy that's now available on surely the most fart-ridden DVD currently out to buy.


Picture A colourful bright picture transfer ensures you get to ogle to your heart's content.

Sound The solid 5.1 mix makes the most of the music score, although has little to do otherwise.


Audio Commentary Director Roger Kumble is far more relaxed for this group commentary than he was for his effort on the "Cruel Intentions" DVD.

This time Kumble isn't bothering with too much information. The trouble is, this is a track you'll learn precious little from. It's quite funny at times, but the sheer volume of fart noises made by Jason Bateman, Christina Applegate, Cameron Diaz, and Selma Blair often block out the dialogue.

When you do get to hear what people are saying, though, it is all interesting stuff. Important issues like "Can you see Diaz's crack when she's leaning over the bar?" are fully explored.

A Day in the Life of Nancy M Pimental The existence of Nancy Pimental, writer of the screenplay, is covered in this occasionally amusing spoof of her life. There are some valid points about the writing process and her inspiration for the film from her friends. However, it soon degrades into unconvincing joke interviews. Still, it's better than most of the promotional "making of" dreck available on so many DVDs, so hats off to ya Nancy.

Politically Erect This is more like those cheesy "making of" featurettes we know so well. But the humour of the cast interviews stop it from becoming a boring love-in.

Trailer Gallery A galaxy of entertainment from Columbia TriStar is explored in this trailer gallery.

Region: 2
Chapters: 28
Ratio: 1.85:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio Tracks: English and French
Subtitles: English and multiple languages
Captions: English
Menus: Animated, with music and grooving gals
Special Features Subtitles: None of the special features come with subtitles.

This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.

End Credits

Director: Roger Kumble

Writer: Nancy M Pimental

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, Jason Bateman, Parker Posey, Lillian Adams

Genre: Comedy

Length: 88 minutes

Cinema: 2002

DVD: 03 February 2003

Country: USA