Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sweet Home Alabama

UK Release: 20th September 2002
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 5th October 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 48mins
Tagline: Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left It.
IMDb Plot Summary: Melanie Carmichael, an up and rising fashion designer in New York, has gotten almost everything she wished for since she was little. She has a great career and the JFK-like fiancée of New York City. But when he proposes to her, she doesn't forget about her family back down South. More importantly, her husband back there, who refuses to divorce her ever since she sent divorce papers seven years ago. To set matters straight, she decides to go to the south quick and make him sign the papers. When things don't turn out the way she planned them, she realizes that what she had before in the south was far more perfect than the life she had in New York City.

A Quick Review: I love this film! It is pure rom-com escapism with a great heart and lovely performances. It has the perfect amount of hilarious moments and great heart-swelling moments, full of cliches but with some unexpected twists and turns, the film is carried by the fantastic Reece Witherspoon. She was a star in the making - the perfect female protagonist - and has great chemistry with Josh Lucas, her 'husband'. The concept is really original and the Southern setting gives it a warm, cosy feel which just adds to the overall heart-warming feeling you get from watching this timeless romance film. 
If you need a pick me up this film is the way to go...
Score: 8/10

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