Sweet Home Alabama

MV5BMjEwMjIwMDQ4OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzc3OTY3._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen

Southern gal, Melanie Carmichael, is making it big in New York with her own fashion label. She is set to marry her very slick boyfriend, Andrew, who is from a high profile political family. But first she has to go home (to Alabama) to tell her family…and to get a divorce!

Going ‘home’ means Mel starts to think about her life and who she has become. Trying to block out the past sometimes backfires. There are a lot of people who tie her to the south, and maybe one of them is her old flame, Jake. If there are still feelings between them, then Mel can’t possibly marry Andrew.

This is a great rom com that can be watched again, as it still holds its own over a decade since it came out. Witherspoon is suited to rom coms, and she is supported by some great names like Candice Bergen, Mary Kay Place, and Fred Ward. Josh Lucas is divine  – he’s the quintessential ‘bad boy makes good’ which has become one of the strongest themes amongst 21st Century romantic comedies.

If you haven’t seen it, you should – it’s a rom com staple.

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Posted on 21/06/2010, in the whole rom com list, weddings rom coms and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Sweet Home Alabama.

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