executive Nelson Moss (Keanu Reeves) learns to relax by spending time at
Park with dying honey Charleze Theron in the hard-to-watch 2001 remake
of Sweet November. Reeves and Theron have little chemistry and the
script by Kurt Voelker is a cut-and-paste from Lifetime movies on TV. City
locations like Farley's on Potrero Hill
are a good distraction from the story. Sweet November does a better job of depicting Keanu's
office life, with realistic ad world references. Most filmmakers
with characters who work in advertising figure if they mention fonts once
or twice they've nailed it. A detail: When Theron and Reeves meet at the
overpass along the J-Line at Dolores Park, director Pat O'Connor chose
to conceal the statue on the east side of the bridge with a makeshift greenhouse.
The statue is that of Miguel Hidalgo, the
Mexican revolutionary who was executed at Chihuahua in 1811.
about Sweet November