I don’t know why, but I sometimes deliberately watch movies even though they’ve received pretty much nothing but horrendous reviews. Sweet November, the 2001 production starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, is one such movie.
This is a film that deserves all the bad press it has gotten. Keanu Reeves has to be one of the worst actors working in Hollywood today and I simply cannot understand how he continues to get leading roles when there are so many more deserving people out there. Yikes.
The basic story here is that Reeves is a powerful, successful ad exec that doesn’t have time to enjoy life. Theron is a wild, carefree woman who spends her days doing things like running on the beach with dogs. Of course they meet and of course she tries to save him. And of course there’s something wrong with her. Like a terminal illness. Oh, come on! That’s not a spoiler… don’t tell me you didn’t see that coming right from the start.
The acting was awful, the plot was dumb, the characters were unsympathetic. Do yourself a favor and pass this one up. I give it 1 star out of 5.