Sweet Thing

  • 2001
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Despite its fascination with psychosexual malfunction, this bloated melodrama feels like a student film filled with hot air. No matter what art student Sean Fields (Jeremy Fox) does, he can't please his stepdad, Judge Ray Fields (Ev Lunning Jr). Sean's only ally at home is faithful family retainer Solomon Boudreaux (Tim Curry Sr.); Sean's mother is one of...read more

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Despite its fascination with psychosexual malfunction, this bloated melodrama feels like a student film filled with hot air. No matter what art student Sean Fields (Jeremy Fox) does, he can't please his stepdad, Judge Ray Fields (Ev Lunning Jr). Sean's only ally at home is faithful family retainer Solomon Boudreaux (Tim Curry Sr.); Sean's mother is one of those neurasthenic Southern belles who always look the other way. Judge Fields runs for political office, and the fact that Rays painting attract a gay audience disturbs both the conservative judge and his campaign manager, Mr. Weiss (Michael Dalmon). Fields's rival makes hay with Sean's sexual ambiguity, so his stepfather decides that's what's needed is a good woman to establish Sean's heterosexual bonafides. Then, from out of nowhere, a luscious vamp named Hannah (Amalia Stifter) takes a shine to the inexperienced Sean. Unfortunately, she turns out to be a call girl from the wrong side of the tracks and the traumatized Sean can no longer repress memories of his childhood sexual abuse. Homophobic Ray has been hiding a passel of secrets, and Solomon's brave intervention allows Sean to confront his stepfather for the first time. This film's febrile subject matter is so dully dramatized that only the most determined viewer will make it to the final revelations.

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Despite its fascination with psychosexual malfunction, this bloated melodrama feels like a student film filled with hot air. No matter what art student Sean Fields (Jeremy Fox) does, he can't please his stepdad, Judge Ray Fields (Ev Lunning Jr). Sean's onl… (more)
Ray Fields
Solomon Boudreaux
Davey
Weiss

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