Sweet Home Alabama (2002)



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

Movie Info

New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, 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.

Rating: PG-13 (for some language/sexual references)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: C. Jay Cox
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 4, 2003
Box Office: $127.2M
Buena Vista Distribution Compa - Official Site


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as Katherine

as Earl

as Stella

as Bobby Ray

as Tabatha

as Clinton

as Young Jake

as Young Melanie

as Wallace Buford

as Tom Darovsic

as Eugene the Guard

as Jimmy Lee

as Jimmy the Driver

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Gentleman

as Bartender

as Carrie Lee

as Starr

as Colonel Murphy

as Shirleen

as Old Dead Soldier

as Dead Soldier

as Guard No.2

as Press Secretary

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Critic Reviews for Sweet Home Alabama

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (38)

Would be an unendurable viewing experience for this ultra-provincial New Yorker if 26-year-old Reese Witherspoon were not on hand to inject her pure fantasy character, Melanie Carmichael, with a massive infusion of old-fashioned Hollywood magic.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
New York Observer
Top Critic

Witherspoon's charm keeps this movie afloat.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

A great date flick and a very charming, well acted movie...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Witherspoon is not immune to the bland and processed feel to this rote romantic comedy.

Full Review… | December 28, 2008

...a sporadically amusing yet entirely ineffective romantic comedy that ultimately squanders an expectedly charismatic turn from star Reese Witherspoon.

Full Review… | April 26, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

Watching Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama is like looking at a daisy floating in a toilet: She's the best thing in it, but you wonder what she's doing there.

Full Review… | September 23, 2007

Audience Reviews for Sweet Home Alabama

Not kidding, I find this movie incredibly offensive.

Reid Volk

Super Reviewer

This is one of my favourite romantic comedies and favourite Reese movie. Excellent rom com about a girl who gets engaged and then has to return to her roots to get divorced from her first husband. Reese is at her best. Good cast and plot.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Terrible romantic comedy, it was cliche, boring, and a all around terrible film that I hope I will never have to watch again.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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