2021 American action thriller film “Sweet Girl” is directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza in his feature directorial debut and written by Philip Eisner and Gregg Hurwitz. Trailer was intense and I was thrilled to watch how family man Ray Cooper’s (Jason Momoa) revenge journey against Pharmaceutical company CEO will be shown and his family will get justice. I must say Father-Daughter team is beautifully shown and the twist in their journey is really surprising for me.
Story & Screenplay
The story unfolds showing Cooper family’s struggle when Amanda Cooper (Adria Arjona) falls ill with Cancer and potential lifesaving drug (a very effective genetic version of infirmam, called Spero) is pulled away from the market. Helpless husband Ray and their Daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) are unable to save Amanda. It’s heart wrenching to see such unfortunate condition of Cooper Father-Daughter duo.
Their nightmare does not end there and 6 months later, Ray receives a call from a reporter, Martin Bennett, who tells him that he can help him get justice for Amanda. Despite of Rachel’s plead, Ray goes to meet the reporter. Tensed Rachel follows him as he is her only support system. Bennett explains that BioPrime has been bribing anyone who questions their dirty deeds, including the company that made the drug Amanda needed to save her life. But this meeting plays a significant role in Rachel’s rollercoaster life and she follows her vengeance to get the real truth.
It’s a tough journey of Sweet Girl Rachel, whose life is all about her parents and its nerve wrecking how she not only survives this intense battle but also becomes victorious in uprooting social patriarchy.
Performance & Direction
Directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, “Sweet Girl” is an eye opener for showing “Health system” dispute and common family’s struggle for existence. It’s definitely action-revenge flick that shows teen Rachel’s journey.
Isabela Merced as “Sweet Girl” is totally convincing. After losing her entire world, you all will cry for her, trust me. Her determination, courage and intelligence spark on Isabela’s eye. It would be great if we were able to see her “real mental breakdown”.
Jason as Ray Cooper is the real limelight of this action-packed thriller movie. He perfectly provides fatherly strength to Rachel’s life. I was excited to watch his acting strength in an emotional Genre like a common man who fights, fails and bounces back and I love him as Ray. Most of the film is somewhat father-daughter team’s escaping journey from powerful authorities and Jason in fight scene is pretty good.
FBI Agent Sarah Meeker (Lex Scott Davis)’s role is short yet interesting. I love the way this movie shows her help towards PTSD sufferer, Rachel.
Though this film has many loop holes and ending is somewhat questionable, still It will be remembered for showing common people’s realistic life struggle.
Sweet Girl is definitely an action thriller with an unpredictable twist. It shows Rachel’s battle with a powerful system and how she succeeds in her endeavor and you will find it interesting, trust me.
It’s definitely binge watched from my end.
It’s available in Netflix.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.