Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 27, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It is definitely worth seeing.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Witherspoon's charm keeps this movie afloat.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If you're a fan of Witherspoon, this movie was produced, shot, edited and distributed entirely for you.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A great date flick and a very charming, well acted movie...

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

Despite her relentless vim and winsome facial symmetry, Witherspoon is just too dialed-up to be America's Sweetheart.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Physical charms are no match for the generic predictability of the story.

Michael Dequina

Witherspoon is not immune to the bland and processed feel to this rote romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
Not kidding, I find this movie incredibly offensive.
Bethany Murphy
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… More
Candy Rose
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… More
Jennifer Xu
One of the least genuine movies I've ever had the displeasure of seeing.
Jim Careter
Terrible romantic comedy, it was cliche, boring, and a all around terrible film that I hope I will never have to watch again.
Nadira Irdiana
Can't even bother watching it till the end. I guess the good part is only when Dakota Fanning is in. Other than that, it's boring. I don't want… More