Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Candice Bergen Mayor of New York City
Patric Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey Andrew
Ethan Embry Bobby Ray
Courtney Gains Wade
Mary Kay Place Pearl Smooter
Josh Lucas Jake
Melanie Lynskey Lurlynn
Rhona Mitra
Jean Smart Stella Kay
Fred Ward Earl Smooter
Reece Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon Melanie Carmichael
Movie Details
Genre Chick Flix; Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director Andy Tennant; Andrew Tennant
Producer Stokely Chaffin; Neal H. Moritz
Writer Douglas J. Eboch; C. Jay Cox
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.8
After establishing herself as a bankable star with the fish out of water comedy Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon returns in what could be described as a "fish back in water" comedy. Melanie Carmichael (Witherspoon) is a successful New York fashion designer who is dating Andrew Hennings (Patrick Dempsey), a wealthy socialite whose mother, Katherine Hennings (Candice Bergen), is the Big Apple's mayor. One day, Andrew pops the big question and asks Melanie to marry him; Melanie is overjoyed, but unknown to Andrew, Melanie has some unfinished business to take care of first. Despite her polished uptown image, Melanie grew up poor in the deep South, and as a teenager she married her high school sweetheart Jake Perry (Josh Lucas). Things went sour and Melanie moved East, reinventing herself along the way, but Jake never bothered to legally end their marriage. Now Melanie has to return to her hometown of Pigeon Creek, AL, to tell her parents (Fred Ward and Mary Kay Place) the news and convince Jake to grant her a divorce; however, the more time she spends with her old flame, the more she feels sparks flying between them again, while she also learns her Eastern affectations don't fly with everyone back home. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 98
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
DVD Empire
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936208030
Chapters 12
Release Date 12/23/2003
Subtitles Arabic; Croatian; Danish; English; English for the hearing impaired; Finnish; Icelandic; Norwegian; Portuguese; Russian; Slovenian; Spanish; Swedish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby