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PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) isn't an easy guy to be around -- among other things, he's inconsiderate and egomaniacal. He also happens to be a jazz guitarist with undeniable talent, and despite his many faults, he ends up winning the heart of Hattie (Samantha Morton), a kind young mute woman. Hattie's seemingly endless patience with Emmet is tested, however, with his incessant irresponsibility and infidelity, leading their relationship to the breaking point.

Cast: Sean Penn , Samantha Morton , Uma Thurman , Brian Markinson , Anthony LaPaglia , Gretchen Mol , Vincent Guastaferro , John Waters

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Columbia TriStar Domestic Television, Sony Pictures Television, Sony Pictures Classics

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Release Date: September 4th, 1999|1 hr. 35 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The best reason in years to reconsider (Woody Allen). show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's all very slight and only sporadically amusing, and it makes Allen's "Celebrity" from last year look even more underrated than it already is. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Penn hasn't attempted much comedy since "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," but he's masterful here. show more

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