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Come Early Morning (2006)

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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
Rick Dial ...
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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


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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  »

Filming Locations:


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?


Chief influences for Joey Lauren Adams in writing the screenplay were Tender Mercies (1983) and Urban Cowboy (1980). See more »


The jukebox Lucy picks up sits in the back of the pick-up truck for most of the movie because she doesn't know what she is going to do with it. After her breakdown, she goes back to apologize to her father for her drunken outrage the night before and when she pulls up, the jukebox is missing from the back of her truck - it's easy to tell as the jukebox is higher than the cab of her pick-up. In the next scene, when she goes to visit Cal, the jukebox is back on her pick-up truck. See more »


Doll: You got no say over your heart, Lucy. And if you think you do, you'd best not let yours roam too far.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


Written & Performed by Merle Haggard
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
d/b/a Tree Productions
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A film which captures the heart and soul of a southern woman
27 January 2008 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

Ashley Judd gives an incredible performance as Lucy, a woman who is slowly and painfully trying to discover herself and make sense of her family and their world. She has much to overcome with an uncommunicative, alcoholic father and grandparents who have all endured abusive relationships. This film has such a beautiful and natural rhythm to it. The characters are real and the southern location and ease of life blends perfectly with the film's story and development. You care about these people as their lives unfold in everyday events. It is refreshing to have actors who give "authentic southern" performances. The accents and use of language are genuine . You can feel the southern breeze as Lucy and her roommate sit on the steps of their front porch waiting for something good to happen. The male lead Cal, played by Jeffrey Donovan is a perfect blend of male strength and sweet gentleness. Through his eyes we see Lucy fail and then ultimately succeed.

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