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Come Early Morning Reviews

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November 10, 2006
The plot points verge on the familiar and obvious, but [Joey Lauren] Adams's work with the actors is so resourceful and focused that she makes them shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2006
The kind of small-scale, low-key indie drama that puts blockbuster fans to sleep.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 10, 2006
Ashley Judd gives a real performance in Come Early Morning, but the film is simply not good enough for her talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 10, 2006
An engrossing drama where transformation is the holy grail sought by a woman determined to change her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2006
Falls prey to bits of psychoanalytic shorthand and narrative predictability, but it offers the rare, meaty role for an actress in her late 30s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2006
The script is somewhat predictable and the pace is leisurely, but Ms. Judd makes Lucy's choices seem momentous, and Ms. Adams gives us several beautiful scenes.
November 9, 2006
Adams shows a sure-footedness about emotional transformation, both in her writing and directing, and has a real regard for the place -- her home state of Arkansas -- where her movie happens.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 9, 2006
It's a solid, if flawed, effort by Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2006
A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 9, 2006
A low-key, country-inflected drama with a striking lead performance by Ashley Judd
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 9, 2006
This snoozer is so thin that it could gain 10 pounds and still have Nicole Richie beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 9, 2006
Judd's delicate portrayal draws a pointed distinction between Lucy's volatile disposition and her genuine independence.
November 7, 2006
Judd's typically lived-in performance and the authentic Arkansas locations -- cramped bars, dusty roads -- help vaguely distinguish a movie that comes on like a minor-key reprise of Judd's breakthrough Ruby in Paradise.
November 3, 2006
In intent, this familiar rural tale of redemption of an alcoholic sexually-loose woman brings to mind Robert Duvall's role Tender Mercies and Nunez's Ruby in Paradise, also starring Ashley Judd.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 30, 2006
Ashley Judd's strong performance redeems an unoriginal movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 13, 2006
A modest but not insignificant achievement: a movie that depicts smalltown Southerners without condescension, melodrama or caricature.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 11, 2006
Actress-turned-filmmaker Joey Lauren Adams's cookie-cutter contribution to Sundance-style cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2006
Come Early Morning is anchored by a deep affection for its very anti-urban locale and an authentic attempt to capture the people populating the milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2006
Judd's attempt to get Lucy's world-weary down look essentially means not wearing any make-up and combing her hair with a fork.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 15, 2006
The performances are admirable all around, but they're in the service of a film that doesn't otherwise merit much attention.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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