Sweetie [Criterion Collection]

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New Zealand-born filmmaker Jane Campion directs the darkly humorous family drama Sweetie. Thin and mousy Kay (Karen Colson) works in a factory and lives a dreary existence with her well-meaning boyfriend, Louis (Tom Lycos). One day, her sister Dawn (Genevieve Lemon) arrives with her so-called manager, Bob (Michael Lake). Nicknamed Sweetie, Dawn is everything Kay is not: boisterous, impulsive, and overweight. Kay is consumed with uptight phobias, while Dawn hangs on to her unrealistic childhood dreams of show business. Meanwhile, their parents, Gordon (Jon Darling) and Flo (Dorothy Barry), are involved in a strange separation. Kay, Louis, and Gordon trick Dawn so they can visit Flo at a ranch in the Australian outback. Everyone gets together back at the family home where Dawn pulls an immature stunt, exposing the psychological realities of the situation. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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Release Date
10/24/06 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
1 hour, 39 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Sally Bongers and approved by director Jane Campion
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Bongers, and screenwriter Gerard Lee
  • Making "Sweetie," a new video conversation between stars Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston
  • Campion's early short films: An Exercise in Discipline: Peel, Passionless Moments, and a Girl's Own Story
  • Jane Campion: The Film School Years, a 1989 conversation between Campion and critic Peter Thompson
  • Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and production stills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Plus: A new essay by film scholar Dana Polan
Number of Discs
1

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