Sweet Home Alabama | Full Movie
Sweet Home Alabama
- 1h 49m
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When sophisticated New York clothing designer Melanie Carmichael gets engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor, she soon discovers it's no fairy tale romance. Melanie has skeletons in her fashion-filled closet that involve Jake - the "down-home" husband she married in high school who refuses to divorce her. Determined to cut ties with her past, Melanie returns to Alabama, but when home tugs at her heartstrings she is forced to decide what she really wants after all.
Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Jean Smart, Ethan Embry, Melanie Lynskey, Courtney Gains, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Rhona Mitra, Nathan Lee Graham, Candice Bergen, Sean Bridgers, Fleet Cooper, Kevin Sussman, Thomas Curtis, Dakota Fanning, Mark Skinner, Michelle Krusiec, Phil Cater, Michael Snow, Bob Penny, Mark Matkevich, Lee Roy Giles, Afemo Omilami, Kevin Hagan, Dennis Ryan, Jim O'Connor, Leslie Hendrix, Tony Rizzoli, Bob Seel, Kelsey Lowenthal, Jen Apgar, Sarah Baker, Deborah Calloway Duke, Ted Manson, Sharon Blackwood, Suzi Bass, Don Young, Jody Thompson, Mark Oliver, Deide Deionne, Doug Johnson-Killen, Emily Furman, Pete Talton, Kelli Franklin, Keni Thomas, Jeanne Arnold, Osjha Anderson, Charlotte Pierrepont, Traci Ann Wolfe, Jana Lynn Schoep, Eddy Donno
© 2002 Touchstone Pictures
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Critics Consensus: Reese Witherspoon is charming enough, but the road to Alabama is well-traveled.
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Common Sense Says
Lightweight romcom has some cursing, drinking.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 movie in which Reese Witherspoon plays a NYC fashion designer who has returned to her rural Alabama small town. There's occasional profanity: "s--t," "d--k," "bitch," "piss," "bastard," and "t-t." Two gay characters (one out, one closeted) are positively portrayed, and when the closeted gay man is outed in public, his friends accept him without hesitation. References are made to an out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy. Melanie gets drunk at a bar, acts belligerent, vomits, and passes out. Drinking, vandalism, and minor crimes are portrayed as evidence of a free spirit. Unlike so many movies in which Southerners are portrayed as little more than punchlines or bullying bigots, even the minor characters have some depth that rise above these typical stereotypes, even if the movie sometimes comes off as trying a little too hard to prove its Dixieness, with a Confederate flag throw pillow here and a Winn-Dixie reference there.
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- Genre:Romance, Comedy
- Release Date:September 27, 2002
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD