Sweet and Lowdown


Woody Allen's dramamentary about a (fictional) jazz guitarist of the 1930s. Frustrated at always being number two behind Django Reinhardt, he leads a life of partying and sex, always hustling to make some money. Dropping his mute lover and wedding a trophy wife didn't help, and eventually he just dropped out of sight, leaving a mystery. While technically talented, he just did not have what it takes to be a major star.


95 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Comedy, Drama, Romance, On the Art Circuit

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I'm number two! and don't you forget it!

Credits

Cast
Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Uma Thurman, Brian Markinson
Director
Woody Allen
ScreenplayWoody Allen
MusicDick Hyman
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in1999
Produced byMagnolia Productions, Sweetland Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
20
Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
15
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Star
Janine Walker
14
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Saturday Wired
Alan Swerdlow
14
eye Weekly
Alex Patterson
5
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
8
Rough Cut
Spencer Abbott
19
Total Film
Demetrios Matheou
15
Film Review
Lórien Haynes
10

What the People say

Internet
375 Netizens
15

Average .. 66%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: OK, I thought it was a genuine documentary about a real person. I was suckered, as was everyone else in the preview audience. In that sense, it was well done. Emmet, however, comes across as a talented, vain and unpleasant peacock. I suppose if you are a jazz fanatic you will appreciate the music. Good performances.






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