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Sweet home Alabama

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Movie propaganda

The story of a young woman, Melanie (Reese Witherspoon), from a white trash background who runs away from her husband, Jake Perry (Josh Lucas), in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite. When her Park Avenue boyfriend (Patrick Dempsey), whose mother (Candice Bergen) is the Mayor of New York City, proposes marriage, she returns home to tell her parents and obtain a divorce from her husband. In doing so, she is confronted with her past and must choose between the men.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film romantic comedy Alabama New York society

Persons of interest

  • Reese Witherspoon .... Melanie
  • Dakota Fanning .... Young Melanie
  • Josh Lucas .... Jake Perry
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Candice Bergen .... Kate
  • Ethan Embry .... Bobby Ray
  • Melanie Lynskey .... Lurlynn
  • Mark Matkevich .... Tom
  • Michelle Krusiec .... Pan
  • Jean Smart .... Stella
  • Jen Apgar .... Starr
  • Suzi Bass .... Shirlene
  • Sharon Blackwood .... Virgie
  • C Jay Cox .... Screenwriter
  • Rick Parks .... Screenwriter
  • Andy Tennant .... Screenwriter
  • Andy Tennant .... Director

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Theatrical report

A romantic comedy about the choice between living the high life in the big city or living the low life in down home Alabammy. This being a "post-feminist" world, the heroine chooses the low life and then makes her own high life. After all, girls can do anything. They can also have everything.

Reese is good but not striking. Josh and Patrick are both marriage material, Patrick more so, and Candice really is the mayor of New York city. The rednecks aren't too scary and Melanie's outing of Bobby Ray is both funny and sensitive to gay men (this being the Age of Political Correctness).

Sweet home Alabama is a fun chick flick and you even get to hear the song (but not for too long - don't want to scare of the city folk). Y'all have fun.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Languages: English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: Andy Tennant
    • Deleted scenes: Introductions by Andy Tennant
    • Music video: Mine all mine by SHeDAISY
    • Original ending: With introductions by Andy Tennant
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Croatian, Danish, English, English captions, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

Security censorship classification

PG (Medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

109 minutes (1:49 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 19 December 2002
DVD rental: 14 May 2003
VHS rental: 14 May 2003
DVD retail: 18 April 2007 - Double pack

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