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Southern Belles (2005)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 2005 (USA)
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
David Wheir ...
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Officer Les Franck
Naima Lena ...
Claudette
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Kevin
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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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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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If you liked Raising Arizona...
27 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With all due respect to jessicacarter7, I think she (?) missed the point here. This was a very good movie in the vein of Raising Arizona. It might not be as ingenious but it's close. In a movie that purposefully over states the stereotype of southerners you simply can't say that someone is using clichés. That's the point. The performances of the leads were far above 'barely good' and the movie was very good if you have an open mind. I'm not sure about her take on the directing; I don't know what 'inspired' or 'uninspired' directing is. I'm also not sure about the 'very loose' editing. What does that mean? If you liked Raising Arizona I think you'll find it to be a quite enjoyable film. It's not meant, I think, to be a serious work of art, just something to enjoy.


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