Movies: The Sweetest Thing

Directed by Roger Kumble

In real life, do heterosexual women paw and kiss each other as much as they do in this huffing comedy of sisterhood? Or is so much touchy-feely just a way to sell a girls' dish movie to male voyeurs? Cameron Diaz, determined to give J. Lo a run for her booty, shakes her thang and vigorously bonds with gal friends Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. The guys are just plot ornaments for the oral-sex gags and changes of clothes. Randy and giggly, this is a femme version of The Man Show.

--By Richard Corliss

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