After YEARS of waiting, “The Sweet Life” comes to DVD!

Robert Pattinson’s fans (including me) are twitching like a smoker on a trans-Atlantic flight waiting for news about Bel Ami, the film based on the Guy De Maupassant novel that Rob filmed over a year ago. As of this writing, the (understandably) restless fans still don’t have a firm release date, and don’t even know if it will be released in theaters or go straight to DVD. But stay strong, PattinAngels, PattinSluts, RobHoors, and Rob… what the heck are you called?* The Jettheads have you BEAT.  (*I say that like I don’t know. See how I did that?) Ahem.

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, Synapse Films will release The Sweet Life, a film co-starring JOAN JETT that started filming sometime in 2001 and completed in 2003. (When Joan had a buzzcut. Yeah. THAT long ago.) The film screened at a few festivals, and won “Best Romantic Comedy” at the New York Independent International Film and Video Festival in 2003 (source and source), but it was never widely released and has never been available on DVD. Jettheads have been dutifully emailing the studio, begging, ever since, to let the filmmakers know that we still want the film and that we will NEVER forget about it. Our ten long years of waiting is finally over! (Imagine waiting ten years to see Rob’s ass crack in Bel Ami, go ahead. … Are you still there? Oh dear…) Here’s the trailer:

Source: SynapseFilms, watch on YouTube

That is Joan singing in the trailer, both “Watersign,” released to us on Sinner in 2006, as well as the title track of the movie, “The Sweet Life,” that Joan and Kenny wrote together. There hasn’t been any talk of a soundtrack yet, and this song has only been released once: on a rare UK promo cd called USA in 2002 that is now out of print. Here’s a vid of Joan playing it live way back when (second song):

Source, Jettigre1, watch on YouTube

You can pre-order The Sweet Life  on Amazon HERE.

Director Rocco Simonelli also documented the making of this film in the book Shoot Me: Independent Filmmaking from Creative Concept to Rousing Release, available everywhere. Here’s the Amazon link. This book has been out since 2002, and I’m ashamed to say that I only found out about it recently and I do not own it. YET.

Read more about the film at director Rocco Simonelli’s website: http://www.roccosimonelli.com/. He has posted links to various reviews of The Sweet Life HERE, and photos of Joan during filming HERE.

by Rocco Simonelli

3 thoughts on “After YEARS of waiting, “The Sweet Life” comes to DVD!

  1. Pingback: Email from “Sweet Life” writer/director with more DVD details! | Born to be Jetthead

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