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  Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Sweet Home Alabama introduces us to steel magnolia Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon), an up-and-coming fashion designer living in New York City who left her white trash past in Alabama behind years ago and successfully reinvented herself in the Big Apple.
Sweet Home Alabama wants nothing more than to be enjoyed by as wide a range of audience as possible and it ends up being precisely that — another in a long line of cookie-cutter romantic comedies/modern-day fairy tales that Hollywood turns out in droves each and every year.
Sweet Home Alabama is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 from Buena Vista.
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 Movie Review: Sweet Home Alabama
She finds it, of course, and her life back in Alabama is something she'd just as soon keep in the past.
Sweet Home Alabama is billed as a comedy, and it does have its funny moments.
Fair warning: there are some very funny moments in Sweet Home Alabama, but bring a kleenex for a scene in a pet cemetery that is, at least for this pet owner, heart rending.
www.ladylibrty.com /movie_review_archives/2002/sweet-home-alabama.html   (570 words)

  
 Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "Sweet Home Alabama"
"Sweet Home Alabama" is a good-natured but massively flawed little comedy about a successful Manhattan clothing designer (Reese Witherspoon) who, before she can marry a handsome young political hopeful (Patrick Dempsey), has to return to her Alabama hometown to divorce the sweet but undistinguished husband (Josh Lucas) she left behind seven years earlier.
But in "Sweet Home Alabama," she veers a little too close to lovable cuteness, despite the fact that her character spends a lot of time berating her beleaguered regular-guy husband.
"Sweet Home Alabama" demands that we believe every one of Witherspoon's mistakes can be erased with one flash of her crooked smile, and charming as she is, it's a tall order.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/2002/09/27/alabama   (888 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The most interesting thing about Sweet Home Alabama is not the formulaic story or near-condescending portrayal of the South, but the rise of Reese Witherspoon as one of America's more popular actresses.
Her trip to Alabama is primarily to get a divorce, and she's none too happy to be there.
Sweet Home Alabama is one of those movies that is as simple as New York = Good, South = bad and dumb.
www.haro-online.com /movies/sweet_home_alabama.html   (608 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Video: Sweet Home Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
But home starts to tug at her heartstrings, and what she thought she wanted may not be what she wants at all.
But where "Sweet Home Alabama" fails is in not providing memorable moments of the heroine stopping to smell the magnolias as the movie works to its predictable conclusion.
Melanie goes home and shows disdain for everybody and everything until she learns the error of her ways and the lies upon which she has built her new life are all revealed.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00007KGBY   (1454 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sometimes the saying `home is where the heart is' has double meaning.
For rising New York designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon), home is the farthest thing from her mind.
Engaged to one of New York's wealthiest men, not to mention the mayor's (Candice Bergen) son, Melanie returns to home, sweet home Alabama to tie up her past.
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 Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd Songfacts
In Sweet Home Alabama, Reese Witherspoon stars as a girl who must decide between her ex-husband in Alabama or her fiance in New York.
Sweet Home, as we often call it, is not my favorite Skynyrd song (that would be Simple Man) but it is probably the state of Alabama's favorite song.
Sweet Home Alabama is a good song, but Lynyrd Skynyrd is unjustly known for it.
www.songfacts.com /detail.lasso?id=1702   (4050 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama
By contrast, Sweet Home Alabama refreshingly allows both Andrew and Jake to be reasonably charming, sincere, and well-intentioned, and in fact, when one or the other slips into recognizably human lapses of compassion or judgment, they swiftly recoup these errors and avoid being branded Permanently Unfit.
Alabama—which isn't really Alabama, since the film was shot in Georgia—is seen as crass, tasteless, and vivaciously confederate, the kind of place where you don't judge a mother for bringing her baby to a bar, because after all, how could these rubes know any better.
Another friend, Andy, marveled at the recurrence with which Sweet Home Alabama punishes or, just as bad, pities its women for the smallness of their lives (Melanie's mother), the coldness of their success (Andrew's mother), the children they've lost (Melanie), or the children they've been saddled with (Melanie's friend Lurlynn).
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Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd The two versions I could find are good, but they both miss some parts.
Here are the lyrics in case you don’t know them: SWEET HOME ALABAMA Big wheels keep on turning, carry me home to see my kin singing songs about the southland.
Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue.
www.proguitar.com /bands/lynyrdskynyrd/sweethomealabama.txt   (363 words)

  
 SWEET HOME ALABAMA
SWEET HOME ALABAMA is an endearing and occasionally romantic comedy, yet it does nothing to showcase the breadth of Witherspoon's talent.
In an effort to keep the matter a secret from her new fiance, she returns home to get her ex to sign the divorce papers.
The main problem with the final third of the film is that she doesn't choose her future.
crazy4cinema.com /Review/FilmsS/f_sweet_home.html   (808 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Sweet Home Alabama (2002): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
"Sweet Home Alabama" is one of those stories that just is not going to work out after the closing credits, but you can easily suspend belief for a couple of hours.
Melanie blows into Sweet Home after seven years and is going to get the matter taken care of in a day or so, and then jet back to the City.
When she goes back to Alabama and brings this pompous personality back with her she is reminded that it won't get her anything but the disappointed looks of her friends and family; the people she left behind.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007E2F5?v=glance   (1841 words)

  
 'Sweet Home Alabama'
"Sweet Home Alabama" -- the old song -- was a redneck response to Neil Young's powerful protest ballads "Alabama" and "Southern Man."
No choice now but to return to sweet home Alabama and make him do so.
Home is Pigeon's Creek, where Jake is still playing pool in a bar that admonishes its patrons, "No dancing on tables with spurs" -- and where her idiotic father (Fred Ward) is still re-enacting Confederate battles against the Union.
www.post-gazette.com /movies/20020927alabama8.asp   (431 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama - Cranky Critic® Movie Reviews
Nothing IMHO about it though, if you decide that we're out of our minds after viewing Sweet Home Alabama on the big screen, at minimum the ladies will have seen a big wedding, always a pleaser, and the guys will have had 99.9% perfect views of Mrs.
Were Cranky able to set his own price to Sweet Home Alabama, he would have paid.
Still, as a way to kill a Saturday night for the dating kidlets, Sweet Home Alabama is not impossible.
www.crankycritic.com /archive02/sweethomealabama.html   (699 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama (2002): Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey - PopMatters Film Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As it sounds, Sweet Home Alabama is a predictable romantic comedy, complete with contentious, star-crossed lovers fighting the ending we all know they will come to.
Still, Sweet Home Alabama makes her learn a feeble moral lesson when she goes back to face her past -- you really can "have roots and grow wings" -- but honestly, it's unconvincing and seems tacked on.
Carmichael's family is one of the wealthiest in Greenville, with a palatial plantation home that's been in their family for generations.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/s/sweet-home-alabama.shtml   (1251 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama News
Sweet Home Alabama News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Sweet Home Alabama, Prime, Sun, 9pm: A romantic comedy twiz about a Southern gal (Reese Witherspoon) dun good and ready to marry into New York society.
Silver Moon Cinema comes out tonight featuring "Sweet Home Alabama," the story of a sweet girl (Reese Witherspoon) who almost gives up the love of her life for bigger and better things.
www.topix.net /movies/sweet-home-alabama   (983 words)

  
 Review: Sweet Home Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Reese Witherspoon, who is often the highlight of any movie she appears in, brings her chirpiness to the part of Melanie Carmichael, the Alabama fashion designed who has taken New York by storm.
Sweet Home Alabama does one thing a little different — it doesn't turn either of Melanie's suitors into clownish villains.
Sweet Home Alabama is pleasant enough (the word "serviceable" comes to mind), although the more serious scenes (such as the one in which Mel discovers what Jake has been hiding from her) work better than the comic ones, which tend to be short on laughter and long on embarrassment.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/s/sweet_home.html   (808 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama reviewed by AllZone4DVD.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The problem, Melanie, doesn't love Jake anymore and must head back to her home, Alabama to right the wrongs, so she can start her new life with Andrew.
But her old home town is not as happy to see her, especially her husband Jake, who is, or was, trying to win her back.
Sweet Home Alabama has a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.
www.allzone4dvd.net /review_details.htm?id=416   (865 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama
Relying on leftover charm from Legally Blonde, the 2001 summer sleeper hit, Sweet Home Alabama is another predictable star-vehicle made to cash-in on the lucrative charisma of its leading lady.
Erin Brockovich won the Oscar), where the heroine is put through so many tribulations we wonder how she avoids nervous breakdowns, Sweet Home Alabama has heart, even though the thumps are muffled by mainstream conventions.
Though Melanie left Alabama to establish a successful career in Manhattan, she still feels for her hometown community and its locals.
www.movienavigator.org /sweethomealabama.htm   (446 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama
In "Sweet Home Alabama," the South is a place where men live for Civil War re-enactments, women spend their days making fried pickles and bologna cake and coon dogs are so special they rate their own cemetery.
Director Andy Tennant's portrait of Alabama is almost as inaccurate as the movie's Southern accents.
So she returns home to Alabama and once she's there she rediscovers the magic of her hometown.
www.roanoke.com /roatimes/news/story137265.html   (547 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama (2002): Reviews
Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, newly-engaged New Yorker Melanie (Witherspoon) sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past (including her redneck husband), only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl.
It is a fantasy, a sweet, light-hearted fairy tale with Reese Witherspoon at its center.
If Sweet Home Alabama, directed by Andy Tennant from a screenplay by C. Jay Cox, has the ingredients for a classic screwball comedy, the movie is in such a rush to entertain that it barely connects the dots of its story.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/sweethomealabama   (1596 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama
Apparently she has not legally shed herself of her white-trash Alabama hubby and somehow neglected to even mention his existence to her new man. In a flash, she makes a quick exit to her hometown to secure a signature to her divorce papers.
Ultimately, "Sweet Home Alabama" is a harmless diversion that warms the heart, without adding anything of note to the art of film making.
An added aside: "Sweet Home Alabama" provides a reunion of sorts for Witherspoon and Ethan Embry (who overplays his role as a closeted gay).
www.reelmoviecritic.com /holiday2002/id1561.htm   (422 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In Sweet Home Alabama, like last year's Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon plays a young lady who ends up out of her element in an environment very different from her native one.
When Andrew proposes, Melanie realizes she must go back home to Alabama and disentangle herself from a previous relationship with her childhood sweetheart, Jake (Josh Lucas).
When she arrives back home, she finds that disentangling herself will not be as easy as she expected.
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 Moviecrazed: SWEET HOME ALABAMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
All that's standing in the way of total bliss is the redneck husband the It Girl left behind in Alabama.
All of which would make 'Sweet Home Alabama' unbearable were Witherspoon not such a genuinely attractive performer.
But Witherspoon is such a delight--her comic timing so good, and her pixie-ish good looks so fascinating --that she manages to make'Sweet Home Alabama' seem charming and funny.
www.moviecrazed.net /video/sweet_home_alabama.htm   (360 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama
In Sweet Home Alabama, she’s a poor Southern lass who reinvents herself as a Big Apple socialite—then finds it almost impossible to go home again.
It wouldn’t be fair, however, not to mention that she does it to save the cat (which was suffering from cancer) from being put down by the vet.
She’s mean and rude to many of her old friends when she arrives home.
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 MovieJuice!:  Sweet Home Alabama - Backwater Belle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The best I can say about Sweet Home Alabama is that I should have stayed in my own sweet home instead.
There it is! The inevitable riff of "Sweet Home Alabama!" It has taken an hour, but there it is! The movie's engineered around this song like Anna Nicole Smith around a medicine cabinet.
Naturally, Reese wants to get married in Alabama, which means all her snooty city-slicker pals need to rub elbows with the small town folk down south and down their surgically enhanced noses.
www.moviejuice.com /2002/sweethome.htm   (793 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama
"Sweet Home Alabama" was well worth my effort.
Light, fun, well layered, paced, scripted, directed, acted; the picture is fun and engaging, dishing out a double dose of good old Southern Comfort.
Seasoned with cute (appropriately schmaltzy) little analogies for life, "Sweet Home" lives up to its name.
www.rossanthony.com /S/sweethomea.shtml   (212 words)

  
 SWEET HOME ALABAMA - DVD
Extraordinarily boring and unfunny while redolent with the sort of bad behaviour-made-cutesy that made stars of Julia Roberts and Ashley Judd, Sweet Home Alabama at least has the unlikely distinction of rendering Witherspoon shrill, dull, and during one ugly drunken tirade, irredeemable.
Sweet Home Alabama is the sort of garbage where fl people in New York are depicted as flaming queens while fl people in Alabama are portrayed as civil servants and housemaids.
On the DVD release of Sweet Home Alabama, director Andy Tennant introduces all eight of the deleted scenes (nine, counting the alternate ending) in a section called "Off the Cutting Room Floor," and his preamble invariably goes like this:
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/sweethomealabama.htm   (565 words)

  
 Sweet Home Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sweet home Alabama Where the skies are so blue Oh Sweet home
Sweet home Alabama Lord I'm coming home to you And the gov'nor's true
Sweet home Alabama Where the skies are so blue Oh Yeah
www.maitreg.com /lyrics/LynyrdSkynyrd/SweetHomeAlabama.asp   (130 words)

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