I really didn't want to watch this movie on VH1 last night, because I thought it was going to be boring, but it wasn't really boring, yet it wasn't as exciting either. It was good, but all the events just happened so fast, that they really didn't give enough time to show the rise of Sweetwater's career. Amy Jo Johnson and Michelle Phillips don't look anything like the REAL Nansi Nevins at all, but they did give great performances as Nansi, Amy being the younger hippie Nansi and Michelle being the older teacher Nansi.
From one point to another, "Sweetwater" was dramatic, especially after they show Nansi's downfall in her career, but I will also admit, she was quite selfish, self centered, and spoiled when her hopes were high about sucess whether it was with Sweetwater or when she was solo (but a dream is a dream).
In a way, this movie reminded me of "Velvet Goldmine" with the reporter trying to find a missing rock legend and doing a report on it, only in "Sweetwater", the situation is different, and both movies end differently. Plus, whoever came up with something called "Mix TV" -- good job! heheheheeee...
So as a result, I think "Sweetwater" was good (but I thought it could be better), and VH1 did a terrific job! Maybe someday, whoever is reading this review, you can catch "Sweetwater" on VH1, and you be the judge! You might be pleased, you might be disappointed! I was pleased, and I was expecting to be the opposite! :o)
I guess that shows how good I can predict the future! HA HA!