Written by Bamboo
The Sweet Life is a very low-budget, poorly produced romantic comedy lacking comedy and romance. It has a talentless cast complete with terrible acting. The movie is about two brothers, Michael and Frankie, both very different from one another. Michael is a sensitive, unsuccessful New York magazine writer, basically a pushover who lets everyone walk all over him. His brother Frankie is a shallow, very confident, much more successful womanizer. When Michael gets set up on a blind date with the roommate of his brother’s current girlfriend Lila, he has a terrible time and ends up falling for Lila, who has just realized that Frankie doesn’t care at all about her.
Lila is a tough bartender who doesn’t seem to want to do anything in life but party. As Michael spends more time with Lila, he tries to change her crazy partying ways and get her in massage therapy school. But of course, as his brother Frankie discovers that his dork brother is now with his ex-girlfriend, he now wants her back. So she falls back in the arms of his Frankie, and Michael does his best to be supportive; he doesn’t seem to care all that much about Lila, just that his brother who has been divorced twice already, and he thinks he is taking advantage of yet another girl.
There isn’t much surprise as far as the plot goes, but Michael does keep meeting one strange woman after another with some insane story or character fault that is next to impossible to believe. The movie is very hard to hear; music drowns out voices in many scenes. Michael narrates some scenes, which is a great reminder that the movie isn’t really happening. Michael talks nonstop throughout the movie; he is not funny, it’s just constant talking. The acting is horrendous, and not a single part of this movie is believable; it’s one ridiculous thing after another. The awful camera work throughout the movie is just one more thing that makes this movie difficult to watch.
While I will admit the movie tries to be cute and funny, it really doesn’t succeed. There are so many romantic comedies that are better written and much funnier than this one is. I just couldn’t stand the constant talking throughout the movie from Michael. I guess if you are a personal friend of an actor appearing in this movie, it might be worth watching so you can give your friend acting pointers. Other than that, you can skip this movie and appreciate that you did not waste two hours of your life.