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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

886 Ratings

886 Ratings

38% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.2/10
  • Fresh 59
  • Rotten 98

Critics Consensus: Reese Witherspoon is charming enough, but the road to Alabama is well-traveled.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Witherspoon's charm keeps this movie afloat.

Information

Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Genre
Romance
Released
Copyright
© 2002 Touchstone Pictures

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Canada) (Stereo), French (France) (Subtitles), Indonesian (Subtitles), Malay (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles), Vietnamese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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