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Southern Belles (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  2005 (USA)
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Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.

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Bell Granger
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Tracy Hampton
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Margery
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Duane
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Officer Les Franck
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Claudette
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Laurel Ullman ...
Jenny
Craig Myers ...
Captain Willard
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Jane Willard
Blake Cohen ...
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In the Georgia town of Johnson's Mark, where they take hunting seriously, Belle and Bell are best friends, housemates in a trailer. On the day Bell dumps her boyfriend and Belle quits her job, they decide to take their dreams to Atlanta. They'll need about $2500, so they set out to find the money. Belle has various schemes (bingo, karaoke), and Bell, who tends bar, offers to dance with the highest bidder. Then, she starts to fall in love with that guy, a local deputy sheriff named Rhett Butler. Love, friendship, loyalties, and the need for cash may be on a collision course. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some sex references | See all certifications »

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Belle Scott: We can't just show up in Atlanta with nothin' but a suitcase full of loose morals!
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A southern cliché retread
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is just one dumb southern cliché after another, reused several times within the same movie. I'm sure the writer has never spent much time in the south, and based his story on all the other dumb movies from Smokey and the Bandit forward. The only reason it got two stars because of barely good performances from the tow lead actors.

Clichés: confederate flags abound, Christians with an IQ of 80, car chases with the deputy, trailer life with an IQ of 90, redneck men with no IQ, girls with a dream for a big city, blah, blah.

Many scenes lack energy, the editing is very loose. The directing is uninspired. I wonder if the director was trying to make a southern Napolean Dynamite. It didn't come off.


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