Stuart bliss has everything one man could want a good job a big house a beautiful wife & a shiny red bmw. Everything that is except his sanity. After his frustrated wife abruptly walks out on him blisss mind slowly slips i... more »nto a muddled mixture of conspiracy fantasies apocalyptic visions & rampant paranoia. Studio: Vanguard Cinema Release Date: 12/23/2003 Starring: Samantha Mathis Jooseph Gordon Levitt Run time: 83 minutes Rating: Nr« less
"This is a "sleeper" well worth watching!!! I was up very late one night and saw it on some cable premium channel. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young teenager with full blown aids (due to reasons his step-father is responsible for). He is a foster child that spends most of his time in and out of hospitals who refuses to take his medicine. He has seen what aids did to his deceased mother and his dead heroin junky brother. Jane is also an addict; who is well known at the local hospital for frequent overdoses; only this time, she is informed that she is hiv positive. she doesn't want to face the facts, and leaves the hospital on her own will; not knowing that he is watching her. it is a sad, but honest look at the way people and society deal with this dreaded disease and drug addiction. he follows her out of the hospital because he thinks "she is an angel"... at first, she is appalled by his constant pursuit of him following her--but the two become in-seperable in the end. it is a twisted kind of love story; each try to help the other even though neither want to honestly comply. fate plays its hand in a wicked way; but the two find what they really want and deserve. don't miss out on this... its a real eye-opener."
Truthful, beautiful, memorable.
bloodredstars | California, USA | 06/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I caught Sweet Jane as a midnight movie, as I'm assuming is the norm. This movie was haunting. The high of love, the high of heroin, the low of death, and the low of addiction all play combatting roles in this movie. If you're in for a tear-inducing depressing, but still wonderful film, watch Sweet Jane."
Alicia Asuncion | Chicago | 12/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The opening sequence for this film was a real sitter downer, (if thats what you'd like to call it). It captivated me. The whole movie..captivated me. It is such an awesome love story, unlike any other I have ever seen."
Good movie, but be prepared
Alicia Asuncion | 06/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I also saw this movie on a premium channel late one night. I started watching it because I am a big fan of Samantha Mathis, and I was familiar with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This is a very good independent movie (actually from 1997, not 1998), but it is also quite harsh. The reality of life on the streets hits the viewer head-on, much as in the superior film Trainspotting (which provides a much better picture of life on the streets and the effects of heroin addiction than Sweet Jane). This movie, gritty as it is, is ultimately about a very pure, innocent love. But as is the norm for indy films, it is a love that is doomed to end in tragedy. I do recommend this movie, but please be aware from the beginning that this is not a happily-ever-after film. It is dark, bleak, and disturbing, with an ending likely to haunt you well after the credits roll."
Brilliant spectacle, the reason I love midnight movies
John R. Orcutt | Jefferson City, Missouri United States | 01/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As some other reviewers, I was up late channel surfing when I came across something about a hooker being followed around by the kid from Dazed and Confused so naturally, I was intrigued. This, as well as other great midnight movies that show on Showtime, Cinemax and sometimes HBO, are the reason I even turn on the tv (save for the Simpsons and Star Trek). If you see one movie that isn't glorified by explosions and shiny things, DEFINITLY make it this one. It's a bit odd, but if you can stomach the dark look on the underbelly of society, you'll find one of the best films you've ever seen."