Come Early Morning Reviews

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February 28, 2008
Judd surely deserves the lion's share of kudos for the movie's success...
January 14, 2008
custom made for Judd; she's brilliant
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.
March 1, 2007
What Come Early Morning does is create an utterly convincing central character, and surround her with a milieu and backstory that is sincere and convincing.
January 18, 2007
The best thing about Adams' film is its unhurried, casual naturalism.
December 29, 2006
The writing and directing by Joey Lauren Adams express an admirable naturalness and eschews rose-tinted solutions.
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.
December 1, 2006
Subdued and deliberate, but also sensitive and quietly moving. And it gives Judd a chance to shine as a real actress again.
November 25, 2006
November 22, 2006
If and when Come Early Morning ever resurfaces on DVD, order it immediately-and while you're at it, order Chasing Amy too, if you haven't already seen it, and enjoy a dandy double feature with two country girls of enormous talent.
November 20, 2006
This is a quietly powerful film about small-town Southern living that avoids all the usual clichs and makes us feel as if we're dropping in on real lives in mid-stream.
November 18, 2006
In fact this film is generally about nothing. There's an attempt to show some growth in some relationships, but there really isn't any and we're left where we started.
November 18, 2006
November 15, 2006
The baby-voiced costar of Chasing Amy proves an effortless filmmaker, turning Lucy's journey into the awakening of a soul.
November 13, 2006
It's a Southern story, but not cloying in the way that many Hollywood versions of the rustic South are.
November 13, 2006
In Come Early Morning, Ashley Judd delivers her most natural screen performance since Ruby in Paradise, the film that pushed her toward stardom in 1993.
November 10, 2006
The film has a worn, live-in feel, and its unhurried narrative captures the subtle rhythms of small-town life. Nothing much happens on the surface, but worlds of hope, hurt and determination lie right behind the characters' eyes, waiting to be discovered.
November 10, 2006
In a way, the movie itself is an example of that philosophy put into practice. [Director] Adams clearly did a lot of soul-searching as she wrote the story. Her introspective script provides another actress with a great role and a new start.
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.
November 10, 2006
This intensely personal film may not bring either [Joey Lauren Adams and Ashley Judd] widespread acclaim, but it's a small triumph nonetheless.
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