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Sweet Home Alabama (Andy Tennant, USA, 2002) September 2, 2006

Posted by Daniel Stephens in : Comedy, 2000s, Film reviews, Romance , trackback

Dir. Andy Tennant; screenplay by C. Jay Scott; starring Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has struck gold making her career out of these throwaway flicks for young teenage girls, but at least there was something for everyone with the likes of ‘Legally Blonde’. Here, she plays a total bitch who lies to her fiancée, runs back to her family home, meets up with her secret husband, and falls back in love with him. Then she waits until her lavish wedding day with her new fiancée before telling him he’s dumped.

There’s a theme of rich versus poor running throughout the film that is layered on so thickly it’s sometimes difficult to see what’s going on. Terrible film.


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