Sweet Home Alabama
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Would be an unendurable viewing experience for this ultra-provincial New Yorker if 26-year-old Reese Witherspoon were not on hand to inject her pure fantasy character, Melanie Carmichael, with a massive infusion of old-fashioned Hollywood magic."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"It is definitely worth seeing."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Witherspoon's charm keeps this movie afloat."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...a sporadically amusing yet entirely ineffective romantic comedy that ultimately squanders an expectedly charismatic turn from star Reese Witherspoon."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Mediocre is too harsh a word-this film is merely average."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"It's as preposterous and phony as a Confederate C-note, but Reese Witherspoon has so much natural beauty, talent and charm she guarantees more fun than the day the hogs ate Willie."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"If you're a fan of Witherspoon, this movie was produced, shot, edited and distributed entirely for you."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A great date flick and a very charming, well acted movie..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Watching Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama is like looking at a daisy floating in a toilet: She's the best thing in it, but you wonder what she's doing there."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"...a well-intentioned but saccharine comedy... In fact, that's its problem. It doesn't do much of anything but meet our lowest expectations."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Despite her relentless vim and winsome facial symmetry, Witherspoon is just too dialed-up to be America's Sweetheart."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Physical charms are no match for the generic predictability of the story."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Witherspoon is not immune to the bland and processed feel to this rote romantic comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Fun and sweet."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Any resemblance to reality is strenuously avoided in a piece of fluff made watchable by Reese Witherspoon. The blonde cookie with a sweet heart and the most formidable Texan twang in Tinseltown is too good to be appearing in lazy formula films."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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