Come Early Morning
Come Early Morning (2006)

A Southern beauty whose habit of waking up in strange beds with head-ringing hangovers is beginning to wear thin determines to uncover her secret shrouded family past in hopes of discovering the truth about the woman she has become in the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 10, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A quiet but moving film anchored by the unexpected depth of Ashley Judd's performance.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Judd surely deserves the lion's share of kudos for the movie's success...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a quietly powerful film about small-town Southern living that avoids all the usual clichés and makes us feel as if we're dropping in on real lives in mid-stream.

Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

Don Willmott

custom made for Judd; she's brilliant

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The baby-voiced costar of Chasing Amy proves an effortless filmmaker, turning Lucy's journey into the awakening of a soul.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Beautifully photographed by Tim Orr, Come Early Morning is the kind of small gem that's becoming increasingly rare in American films.

Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I watched this while distracted, so I do intend to rewatch it, and my rating may change. Will review properly then. Movie seemed good, but not quite what I… More
Laura Cameron
This film manages to capture loneliness, pain and despair in a way that felt utterly real. It actually hurt me to watch, but ultimately it was catharctic. A… More
Walter M.
"Come Early Morning" starts with Lucy(Ashley Judd), a building contractor, taking the walk of shame but not so much that she insists on paying for the… More
Magnus XXXX
"You got no say over your heart, Lucy. And If you think you do, you'd best not let yours roam too far." A good, low-key drama written and… More
John Ballantine
Allegedly this is the ultimate art film of the country hillbilly woman. What it reminds us is that some lives are too boring to put on the screen even in the… More
Leo L
This is definitely a great treat. An actual film directed by Joey Lauren Adams. This is definitely something new for fans of Ashley Judd, and it's great… More