Sweet Home Alabama

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



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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.

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Candice Bergen
as Katherine
Jean Smart
as Stella
Ethan Embry
as Bobby Ray
Rhona Mitra
as Tabatha
Fleet Cooper
as Clinton
Thomas Curtis
as Young Jake
Ambre Lake
as Wedding Coordinator
Dakota Fanning
as Young Melanie
Bob Penny
as Wallace Buford
Mark Matkevich
as Tom Darovsic
Lee Roy Giles
as Eugene the Guard
Afemo Omilami
as Jimmy Lee
Kevin Hagan
as Jimmy the Driver
Dennis Ryan
as Reporter
Jim O'Connor
as Reporter
Tony Rizzoli
as Gentleman
Bob Seel
as Bartender
Kelsey Lowenthal
as Carrie Lee
Jen Apgar
as Starr
Ted Manson
as Colonel Murphy
Suzi Bass
as Shirleen
Don Young
as Old Dead Soldier
Jody Thompson
as Dead Soldier
Mark Oliver
as Guard No.2
Deide Deionne
as Press Secretary
Doug Johnson-Killen
as Catfish Festival Dancer
Emily Furman
as Catfish Festival Dancer
Pete Talton
as Catfish Festival Dancer
Osjha Anderson
as Catfish Festival Singer
Kelli Franklin
as Catfish Festival Singer
Keni Thomas
as Catfish Festival Singer
Jeanne Arnold
as Catfish Festival Singer
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Audience Reviews for Sweet Home Alabama

Not kidding, I find this movie incredibly offensive.

Reid Volk
Reid Volk

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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
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
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

One of my favourite films of all time. Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas set the film alight with their chemistry. Patrick Demsey made you feel empathetic towards his character but this film is absolutely amazing. A must see! My favourite line... 'Why do you wanna marry me anyhow?' 'So I can kiss you any time I want.' and the proposal scene is gorgeous.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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