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Sweet and Lowdown
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Sweet and Lowdown 1999

From Amazon: Woody Allen makes beautiful music but only fitful comedy with his story of "the second greatest guitar player in the world." Sean Penn plays Emmett Ray, an irresponsible, womanizing swing guitar player in Depression-era America who is guided by an ego almost as large as his talent. "I'm an artist, a truly great artist," he proclaims time and time again, and when he plays, soaring into a blissed-out world of pure melodic beauty, he proves it. Samantha Morton almost steals the film as his mute girlfriend Hattie, a sweet Chaplinesque waif who loves him unconditionally, and Uma Thurman brings haughty moxie to her role as a slumming socialite and...

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Sweet and Lowdown Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/10/2007)

The story of the second best jazz guitarist is one of a broken man trying to find himself and a lovely mute woman who loves him.

Sean Penn gives one of those great Penn performances, all power and pain, but I think Samantha Morton steals the movie with her still Oscar nominated performance.

One of those over-lookd but...

(complete Sweet and Lowdown review by Jessica Film Junkie)

Sweet and Lowdown Movie Review by Tony (4/4/2006)

Sean Penn in a comedy? Yes, I can see a group of befuddled people as they read this review all being in shock at that statement. Penn has played emotional basket cases lately with implosive performances in films such as "Mystic River", "The Assassination of Richard Nixon", and "The Interpreter." But back in 1999, he teamed...

(complete Sweet and Lowdown review by Tony)

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