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Come Early Morning Reviews

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October 11, 2006
Actress-turned-filmmaker Joey Lauren Adams's cookie-cutter contribution to Sundance-style cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
January 23, 2006
Despite her efforts and those of a generally talented cast, pic just pokes along and offers nothing out of the ordinary in terms of drama, characterization or insight.
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
January 24, 2007
Overall, the film lacks energy and the plot has no driving force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2007
The best thing about Adams' film is its unhurried, casual naturalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2006
...nothing less than a minor key wonder of a film, a character study of novelistic complexity with a sure sense of place and purpose that seems akin to movies made before Hollywood discovered its corporate destiny.
Read More | Original Score: 93/100
November 9, 2006
Judd's delicate portrayal draws a pointed distinction between Lucy's volatile disposition and her genuine independence.
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.
January 14, 2008
custom made for Judd; she's brilliant
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2006
Come Early Morning is a simple story, yet told with such conviction, delicacy and instinct for truth that is carries keen emotional power.
November 20, 2006
This is a quietly powerful film about small-town Southern living that avoids all the usual clichés and makes us feel as if we're dropping in on real lives in mid-stream.
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
July 10, 2007
With an honest and starkly minimalist approach, Adams paints a vivid, often painful portrait of a woman who has nothing to look forward to except the next one-night stand.
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
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 10, 2006
Beautifully photographed by Tim Orr, Come Early Morning is the kind of small gem that's becoming increasingly rare in American films.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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