Come Early Morning (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  31 August 2007 (Brazil)
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A 30-something southern woman searches for love, despite the burdens she carries with her.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucille Fowler
Jason T. Davis ...
Motel Man
Richard Lee Crow ...
Motel Clerk
Sue (as Christy Ward)
Lowell Fowler
Uncle Tim
Pat Corley ...
Wally Welch ...
Cal, Cal Percell
Michelle (as Nancy Ellen Mills)


The sins of the fathers. In a town near Little Rock, Lucy Fowler works hard for a construction firm; on weekends she drinks, goes home with someone, and come early morning, wakes and leaves as fast as she can. She cares a lot about her father, newly back in town, a painfully shy man who has nothing to say to her. She does go to a Holy Roller church with him about the same time that she starts, fitfully, a relationship with Cal Percell, new in town and a good guy. She kisses him sober, but still has demons to confront. What's the source of her careless ways; can she turn coal into a diamond? Written by <>

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Before you fall in love, you need to love yourself.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual situations | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

31 August 2007 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

A Cada Manhã  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,160 (USA) (10 November 2006)


$117,560 (USA) (1 December 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joey Lauren Adams wrote the part of Lucy for herself, but gave the part to Ashley Judd when she decided she would be unable to direct the film and star in it. See more »


When Lucy comes in the house she is wearing sandals. She begins to take off her sweater. As she enters the next room, finishing removing her sweater, she is now wearing boots. See more »


Lucy Fowler: It's like grapefruit, right? It's real nice and stuff and people love it, but when they're done, what's left over is pretty ugly.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


Performed by Eric James Jochmans (as Eric James)
Written by Steven Bliss, Eric James Jochmans, Tommy Parham
Published by KaDaLaNa Music (ASCAP) and Porpoiseful Publishing Co. (BMI)
Courtesy of BME/Brewman Music & Entertainment
Produced by Alan Brewer (uncredited)
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Complex and intense but not depressing
12 October 2006 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Saw this at the Chicago Film Festival and it was a great experience. The movie is a glimpse into the life and relationships of Lucy (Ashley Judd). I went in thinking it was going to be very intense and sad (especially after seeing some of the movie stills) and was very pleasantly surprised at the descriptive intense way the complex Lucy was portrayed and the light feel of the movie despite some very unhappy circumstances. I left the movie feeling like I got to know a good person and had some hope - but didn't see Hollywood clichés or forced happily ever afters.

The writer/director Joey Lauren Adams didn't take any shortcuts and quite happily didn't try to make a movie that appealed to everyone. This is a "real" southern town with "real" people. In the after movie question and answer session with Ms. Adams, she said it would be an interesting exercise to re-shoot the entire movie, keeping the dialog, with a man in the lead role. I keep going back to that…. I'd love to hear/see/read the different reactions of critics and audiences to the male and female versions of "Lucy".

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