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Sweet Home Alabama

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Andy Tennant

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About the Movie

In this romantic comedy, New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (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 contentious 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 never take the South out of the girl.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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38%
  • Reviews Counted: 157
  • Fresh: 59
  • Rotten: 98
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Sweet Home Alabama is the latest picture to give you the sense that Hollywood filmmakers simply plucked another old pop-tune title ripe for ripping off, then were shaken by the rude reality of coming up with a script to jerry-build around it. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Nov 14, 2002

Rotten: Despite her relentless vim and winsome facial symmetry, Witherspoon is just too dialed-up to be America's Sweetheart. – Laura Sinagra, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This is a feel-good movie that does just that. – Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: As predictable as a Florida election controversy, as wholly amusing as a cold plate of grits. – John Anderson, Newsday, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

One of my Favorites

This is such a great movie. Not only is it well made, but well acted. Reece once again shows us that she deserves to be in the top ranks in the ActorDome. If you are a guy, this is a must see with your wife or girlfriend. If you are a girl, you've probably already seen it.

i heart sweet home alabama

this movie is absolutely wonderful. i highly recommend you see it whether its through iTunes or from the movie rental place. Definately check it out, its great to watch when your feeling down.

I love jake mel !!!!!!

I love this movie so much! It is one of my all time fav's Josh Lucas is a major hunk and Reese Witherspoon is so pretty.

Sweet Home Alabama
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2002

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