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Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 September 2002 (USA)
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A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

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Melanie Carmichael, an up and rising fashion designer in New York, has gotten almost everything she wished for since she was little. She has a great career and the JFK-like fiancée of New York City. But when he proposes to her, she doesn't forget about her family back down South. More importantly, her husband back there, who refuses to divorce her ever since she sent divorce papers seven years ago. To set matters straight, she decides to go to the south quick and make him sign the papers. When things don't turn out the way she planned them, she realizes that what she had before in the south was far more perfect than the life she had in New York City. Written by kay

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Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left It. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some language/sexual references | See all certifications »

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27 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Melanie's Getting Married  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,648,740 (USA) (29 September 2002)

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$127,223,418 (USA)
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Both of the mothers of the two men with whom Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter (Reese Witherspoon) is involved express the same disapproving sentiment to their sons, Andrew Hennings and Jake Perry. Both Mayor Kate Hennings (Candace Bergen) and Stella Perry (Jean Smart) criticize and disparage the decisions of their sons for being too much like their fathers. See more »

Goofs

Andrew mentions to his mother that they will be staying at The Golden Cherry Motel. This Motel is located in Opelika, Alabama, which is nowhere near where this movie is supposed to have taken place. See more »

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Mayor Kate Hennings: There is nothing wrong with poor people. I get elected by poor people.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits some photos are shown with the cast. In a sequence of them Melanie's parents are "scared" by a punk with a pierced tongue, Mel's co-worker from the beginning of the movie, who comments on her accent when she dreams. See more »

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Mine All Mine
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Felony Melanie!!
30 October 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Where do i start with this movie? Fantastic, had me hooked from the start, they were on to a winner as soon as they cast Dakota Fanning as 'young' Melanie. Now i'm a sucker for good 'chick Flicks' and this one tops my list, Reese shines as Melanie, the girl who realises that what she's been looking for was right there at home waiting for her. Josh Lucas makes a fabulous performance as Jake, her estranged high school Hubby who's never got her out of his mind. If you are in the mood for a good old fashioned romance with some great country thrown in then this is the one for you, i've lost count how many times i have seen this now and i'll never tire of it. Even if this isn't your kind of film i challenge you to watch it and not feel good, practically impossible.


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