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Release Date: September 27th, 2002

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
New York fashion designer Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Mary Kay Place, Fred Ward, Jean Smart, Ethan Embry

Director: Andy Tennant

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Original Film, Pigeon Creek Films

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Love, Office, Husband, Small town, Amusing, Love triangle, House, Best friend, Heartwarming, 2000s, Family, Lighthearted, Escape, New York City, Bar

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The whole dumb movie is a baloney cake, but the enticing icing on it is Reese Witherspoon, who manages to have a few moments of spontaneous fun in this half-baked store-bought comedy.

  • If you can tolerate the redneck-versus-blueblood cliches that the film trades in, Sweet Home Alabama is diverting in the manner of Jeff Foxworthy's stand-up act. show more

  • It is a fantasy, a sweet, light-hearted fairy tale with Reese Witherspoon at its center. She is as lovable as Doris Day would have been in this role (in fact, Doris Day was in this role, in "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"). show more

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