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Sweet November (2001)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Taglines: She Just Needed A Month To Change His Life For Ever.

Director: Pat O'Connor

Writers: Herman Raucher, Paul Yurick, Kurt Voelker

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, ...

The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco. One day, during a driving test, he meets Sara, a beautiful but seemingly eccentric woman. But, she is falsely accused of cheating and ends up failing the test because of Nelson. After getting kicked out of the exam, Sara waits for him outside and starts to insult him. However, Nelson ignores her and takes off. Then, she traces him down and shows up at his place. She promises to leave him alone only if he gives her a ride. Later that night, she asks him to live with her throughout November on the promise that his life will change for the better. He turns her down saying that he has a girlfriend. On the first day of November, after being fired and dumped on the very same day, Nelson decides to give it a try and then somehow, agrees to spend the whole month with Sara and finds himself in a desperate love affair that he will remember for ...
Charlize Theron turned down the role of Evelyn in Pearl Harbor (2001) to star in this movie.
This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.
Jan Sverák refused to direct it.
One of the dogs rescued by Charlize Theron in this film (the one she re-homed and later took back) also played Verdell in "As Good As It Gets."
This is a remake of the original 1968, Sandy Dennis and Anthony Newly version.
Apparently, to prepare himself for the cross-dressing scene, Jason Isaacs wandered the drag clubs, picking up on behavior of people there. He wanted to bring Keanu Reeves along, but it would be hard to go undercover with the star of the newly-released The
The footage of the radio-controlled submarine under the water was taken from The Hunt for Red October (1990). The first scene of the sub shows a Soviet Alpha class attack submarine captained by a former student of the Red October's skipper (Sean Connery)
Apparently, to prepare himself for the cross-dressing scene, Jason Isaacs wandered the drag clubs, picking up on behavior of people there. He wanted to bring Keanu Reeves along, but it would be hard to go undercover with the star of the newly-released The Matrix (1999), so he went alone.
One of the dogs rescued by Charlize Theron in this film (the one she re-homed and later took back) also played Verdell in As Good As It Gets (1997).
The footage of the radio-controlled submarine under the water was taken from The Hunt for Red October (1990). The first scene of the sub, shows a Soviet Alpha class attack submarine captained by a former student of the Red October's skipper (Sir Sean Connery) and now hunting Red October with orders to destroy it, while the second scene is of the U.S.S. Dallas.
This is a remake of the original Sweet November (1968).
This is the second time Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron team up to be a couple, the first being The Devil's Advocate (1997), where they are married, doomed, and the next, this movie, as a doomed couple.