Come Early Morning Reviews

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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.
November 10, 2006
'Come Early Morning' is a terrific accomplishment by [Joey Lauren] Adams -- a commendable first effort, making me hope that it's merely the beginning of a promising new aspect of her career as both a director and a writer.
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.
November 10, 2006
The kind of small-scale, low-key indie drama that puts blockbuster fans to sleep.
November 10, 2006
Ashley Judd gives a real performance in Come Early Morning, but the film is simply not good enough for her talent.
November 10, 2006
An engrossing drama where transformation is the holy grail sought by a woman determined to change her life.
November 10, 2006
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.
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.
November 9, 2006
It's a solid, if flawed, effort by Adams.
November 9, 2006
A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama.
November 9, 2006
A low-key, country-inflected drama with a striking lead performance by Ashley Judd
November 9, 2006
This snoozer is so thin that it could gain 10 pounds and still have Nicole Richie beat.
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.
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