Big Pharma may provide drugs and medicine but they are also a greedy corrupt group with a huge economic, political, and social influence. As such, they serve as a nice villain for the underdogs in films like “Sweet Girl.” The latest Netflix film stars Jason Momoa as a devastated husband whose wife died when a life-saving drug is immediately pulled off the market by Big Phrama. He then takes it upon himself to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).
At first the trailer plays out like a devoted father and husband who wants justice and seeks it through the legal system. But it then goes from a straightforward drama into something more action driven when Big Phrama sends hitmen to silence those who threaten to expose Big Phrama’s corruption.
And Momoa’s character and his daughter aren’t going to make things easy as the both of them have the physicality and skills to take on whatever Big Phrama dishes out. But being the protective father that he is, we know how Momoa will do anything to make sure no harm comes to her daughter. Even if that means going out on the run. Which him throwing people out of windows, punching a few bad guys, and jumping off the top of baseball stadiums. That’s some pretty intense action and stunt work going on in a Netflix film.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Sweet Girl:”
A devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter. Devoted family man Ray Cooper, vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Raza Jaffrey, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, and Amy Brenneman also star.
Directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, with a script by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner, Netflix released “Sweet Girl” on August 20, 2021.