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A 30-something southern woman searches for love, despite the burdens she carries with her.

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Lucille Fowler
Jason T. Davis ...
Motel Man
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Motel Clerk
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Kim
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Sue (as Christy Ward)
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Doll
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Lowell Fowler
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Uncle Tim
Pat Corley ...
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Eli
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Bob
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Cal, Cal Percell
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Mike
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Michelle (as Nancy Ellen Mills)
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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>

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

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$117,560 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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It took Joey Lauren Adams five years to raise the necessary budget to make the film. See more »

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Keys can be seen hanging in Lucy's refrigerator. They were left in the fridge by teamsters who wanted to remember to shut it off before leaving for the day. See more »

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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 18 November 2006 (2006) See more »

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THE WAY I AM
Performed by Merle Haggard
Written by Sonny Throckmorton
Published by Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
d/b/a Tree Productions
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"A Gut Wrenching and Powerful Ashley Judd Performance"
10 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

COME EARLY MORNING is not only a marvelous Joey Lauren Adams film, but is something which an audience can empathize with in watching the sun's rays fall upon Ashley Judd as she wakes up next to a man that she has long forgotten from the night before. With early morning, the film is about facing your demons and the truth about yourself and your past.

Ms. Judd nails her character to a "T" and the supporting cast is really wonderful in bringing out her past and more importantly, about what she has attempted to accomplish in her young life in a male world. The film is painful, and yet also joyous, in watching the journey which Judd has taken in gaining self worth, and happiness. The last scene is rich and memorable for a film heavy with pathos, pain and anger.

COME EARLY MORNING brings Ashley Judd front and center in her career as an important and talented actress in American cinema.


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