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Sweet Revenge (1990) Online
Original Title :
Sweet Revenge
Genre :
Movie / Comedy / Romance
Year :
Directror :
Charlotte Brändström
Cast :
Rosanna Arquette,Carrie Fisher,John Sessions
Writer :
Janet Brownell
Type :
Time :
1h 33min
Rating :
Sweet Revenge (1990) Online

A successful female lawyer decides to divorce her husband, a failed writer.He successfully sues for her to pay him alimony based upon an agreement written on a balloon that she would support him if he put her through law school. The only condition attached by the judge is that if he remarries then the alimony stops. She decides to have her revenge by hiring an actress to seduce him and get him to marry her.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosanna Arquette Rosanna Arquette - Kate Williams
Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher - Linda
John Sessions John Sessions - John
François-Eric Gendron François-Eric Gendron - Frank
John Hargreaves John Hargreaves - Jim Harris
Bruno Madinier Bruno Madinier - Phil
Myriam Moszko Myriam Moszko - Ruth
Consuelo De Haviland Consuelo De Haviland - Mary Harris
Carina Barone Carina Barone - Francine Scott
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville - Chase
Jerome Natali Jerome Natali - Birthday Kid
Andrea Schieffer Andrea Schieffer - Susan Marks
Dominique MacAvoy Dominique MacAvoy - Actress #1
Susan Carlson Susan Carlson - Actress #2
Claire Marsden Claire Marsden - Actress #3

User reviews



Linda (Carrie Fisher) promised her writer husband, long ago, on a balloon, that she would stick by him if he would put her through law school. Fast Forward. Marriage is not everlasting bliss. Linda, a very successful attorney, is granted a divorce but is ordered to pay substantial alimony to John, the ex, until he should remarry in the future. Linda is somewhat ticked and hires an actress named Kate (Rosanna Arquette) to worm her way into a relationship and eventual marriage to John. Kate is a trooper, a ditzy one, albeit. Could there be a spanner in the works? Those who like light, romantic comedy will enjoy this film. Fisher and Arquette are perfect foils for each other and the rest of the cast is quite capable. Costumes and the Paris ambiance are nice as well and the script has some surprising twists and turns. Never mean spirited, this revenge turns out to be the best medicine for everyone. The same is true for anyone who happens upon this film at the video store or library.


Very relaxing movie, I've seen it a couple of times, and every time I feel entertained. Rosanna Arquette is great, she has a great french accent and she dominates through the movie and Fisher with her presence completes the movie. It is an old movie, and if you catch it on TV, if you watch it, you wouldn't waste time.

Carrie Fisher is a great actress and this movie shows how good she can be in a romantic movie. She uses her calmness, her dignity and her pride to show us how a woman with broken heart could retrieve what she thinks that belong to her.

Maybe this movie didn't get much credit, but it's nice when you see a movie that puts a smile on your face.


Rosanna Arquette is at her MOST appealing in this film. I've been infatuated with her ever since she made a guest appearance in a dream I had years ago. Set in Paris, this predictable little love story/comedy is a nice diversion. It's warm and cuddly (in the romantic parts anyway). The supporting cast helps A LOT to hold "Sweet Revenge" together.

I just realized a common thread to another movie I commented on, "Garbo Talks". Carrie Fisher plays an assertive, aggressive (nee bitchy) soon-to-be/and ex-wife in both. She gives a remarkably scary performance as the angry woman in both. Her character in "Sweet Revenge" is much more multi-dimensional. She is allowed to be pitied at times and redeem herself somewhat at the end. But, I still wouldn't mess with her (movie or real world).