Facts and Figures

Run time: 97 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 28th September 1989

Distributed by: Avenue Pictures Productions

Production compaines: New South Wales Film Corp., Arenafilm


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Genevieve Lemon as Dawn 'Sweetie', as Kay, as Louis, as Gordon, as Flo

Sweetie Review

Jane Campion's directorial debut features squabbling sisters and general family dysfunction. But the focus is on the girls played by Geneviève Lemon and Karen Colston, only one of whom has progressed (barely) into adulthood. The other, affectionately known as Sweetie, is still a full-on child, and the movie culminates with her sequestering herself in a treehouse, naked except for a thick layer of mud caked over her voluptuous body. Sweetie says something about family dynamics and growing up, but I'm not quite sure what. The script is all over the map, filled with tangents and odd fantasy sequences... and hair-pulling galore.