Sweet Girl is a 2021 American action thriller film directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza in his feature directorial debut and written by Philip Eisner and Gregg Hurwitz. The film stars Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Raza Jaffrey, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James and Amy Brenneman. Sweet Girl was released on Netflix on August 20, 2021, and received negative reviews from critics for its clichéd story and wasted potential, however after watching the film I came to the conclusion that the critical reviews was somewhat disagreeable.
PLOT: In Pittsburgh, a woman named Amanda Cooper falls ill with a rare form of cancer. Her husband, the survival expert Ray Cooper, played by (Momoa) is told that a potentially life-saving drug for Amanda was pulled off the market days before her treatment was set to begin, due to BioPrime CEO Simon Keeley paying the manufacturer to delay production. Watching Keeley on a live debate with Congresswoman Diana Morgan, Ray calls in and threatens Keeley, saying if he doesn’t reverse his decision, he’ll kill him. Keeley doesn’t take the threat seriously and Amanda passes away soon after, devastating Ray and their daughter, Rachel.
Six months later, Ray receives a call from a journalist, Martin Bennett, who tells him that he has evidence of criminal activity committed by BioPrime. They meet on a subway, unknowingly followed by Rachel and a hitman named Santos. Bennett explains that BioPrime has been bribing anyone who questions their dirty deeds, but before he can share his information, Santos stabs him dead. As the train stops at a station, Santos stabs Ray and knocks out Rachel, leaving them both on the platform for dead. Two years later, Ray has been obsessively tracking Keeley’s movements. Ray poses as a waiter to infiltrate BioPrime’s charity auction so he can interrogate Keeley. Keeley says he knows nothing and tells him to go after BioPrime’s chairman, Vinod Shah. After a brutal fight that leaves one of Keeley’s bodyguards dead, Ray strangles him to death with a plastic bag.
Ray then gets Rachel and they hide in a motel outside of town. Rachel, concerned that her father has gone too far, contacts FBI Agent Sarah Meeker and tries to convince her to look into BioPrime.
The beginning is somewhat of a slow burner for action this would be due to giving the viewers a viable storyline, Jason Momoa plays a truly convincing distraught husband hellbent on revenge.
The film highlights the struggles Of both father and daughter as they enter a world of Corruption and murder, it ends with an unexpected twist which even surprised me.
I give this film ⭐⭐⭐⭐