The Sweet Life

A buddy road trip movie mixed with Leaving Las Vegas?  It seems hard to make anything original these days but I think this one did the trick.  The film neither shied away from the issues of the lead characters nor did it dwell on them.  If nothing else it did a great job showing how people can persevere through mental illness and build a life that works for them instead of trying to be the dreaded “normal”.   The stopping points towards the end of the trip added a nice flavor to the film.

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Movie title: The Sweet Life

Movie description: Kenny is an ice cream vendor in Chicago with a crisp white uniform and an apathetic heart. When he encounters Lolita, a sharp-tongued but despondent insurance actuary, their heated conversation, natural spark and mutual hopelessness lead to an unusual proposal for a meet-cute: to travel to San Francisco, where they will jump off the Golden Gate Bridge together.

Date published: 2019-07-03

Director(s): Rob Spera

Actor(s): Chris Messina, Abigail Spencer, Maggie Siff, Tyson Ritter, J.D. Evermore, Nick Searcy, Jocko Sims, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Karan Soni, Brian Shortall

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

My Review

A buddy road trip movie mixed with Leaving Las Vegas?  It seems hard to make anything original these days but I think this one did the trick.  The film neither shied away from the issues of the lead characters nor did it dwell on them.  If nothing else it did a great job showing how people can persevere through mental illness and build a life that works for them instead of trying to be the dreaded “normal”.   The stopping points towards the end of the trip added a nice flavor to the film.

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