SWEET GIRL is a high-action movie that pits hunky Jason Momoa against the mean, money-grubbing pharmaceutical companies. But, unfortunately, it is a film that lost its way in matters of the heart.
“Family fights as one” is the theme line between father and daughter Ray Cooper (Jason Momoa) and Rachel Cooper (Isabela Merced.) The fight scenes were choreographed well and were fun to watch. There is much blood and endless bone-breaking bits. The chase scenes were long and drawn-out. Every other minute, someone was being tagged and followed.
SWEET GIRL had a surprising twist towards the end that I did not see coming. This was a game-changer for adding intensity. The problem for me, though, was twofold. It felt drawn out. More editing would have helped make it a sharper, quicker “hold your breath” experience. I also felt like it lost its way halfway through. SWEET GIRL could have made an even, more important, statement about corporate greed vs. the common man. I wanted to feel bad for the family, but I felt nothing in the end. I mostly loved observing Jason as he tried to make things right. He is an awesome figure to watch.
SWEET DREAMS is available to stream on Netflix.