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A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.

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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. Written by kay

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Fall... in love. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some language/sexual references | See all certifications »

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27 September 2002 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$198,788 (Japan) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

$526,003 (Japan) (20 June 2003)
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The first movie to be allowed to shoot in New York after the September 11, 2001 attacks. See more »

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Jake bumps a gravestone which wiggles back and forth, showing that it is made of a light material such as foam board (apparently it does not wobble as though it were a loosely fixed stone as some have suggested). See more »

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During the end credits some photos are shown with the cast. In a sequence of them Melanie's parents are "scared" by a punk with a pierced tongue, Mel's co-worker from the beginning of the movie, who comments on her accent when she dreams. See more »

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An absolute disaster of a movie!
3 February 2003 | by (Merion, Pa) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie I could not believe how bad it was!

The director must have been asleep during the shoots. All of the shots are poorly framed, dull and uninteresting, much like a lousy home movie. The performances are uninvolving.

True, I had just come from watching "Blood Simple" (an all-time classic) but, trust me, this is one awful film. It's not even worth writing more commentary.

Howard78


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