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

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Cast

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Lucille Fowler
Jason T. Davis ...
Motel Man
Richard Lee Crow ...
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 ...
Papa
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Nana
Wally Welch ...
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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Rated R for language and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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31 August 2007 (Brazil)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$117,560 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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 »

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OLD CHUNK OF COAL
Written & Performed by Billy Joe Shaver
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Compadre Records
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This is the most admirable chick flick I've ever seen
29 April 2007 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

There are no true jerks in this film, and that's at odds with reality, but otherwise this is an incredibly affecting film about an ordinary woman on the attractive side who frequents the local tavern looking for a quick tumble and one too many drinks. I've somehow met women like this though I'm not sure when and where. But Ashley Judd is so completely convincing and skilled at bringing this woman's story to the screen that I was completely won over. My wife likes her movies, but I've always found them a bit off the mark whenever I've seen one. In this film Joey Lauren Adams has done a truly worthwhile bit of directing and writing in shining a light on a small town story. The audience at Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival where I just saw it on the big screen seemed as appreciative as I was. She was heartily applauded when she came on to describe how this little gem was put together, and I, for one, was glad she was there to gather in the public appreciation. But I would have liked to have seen Ashley Judd too. Joey pointed out that she originally wanted to play the lead, but there's no question in my mind that no one could have nailed it like Ashley did. The supporting actors add spice and depth with quality and economy, but this is Ashley's show, and she does a wonderful job that's kicked her permanently up a few notches in my book. For once I sat through what I consider a chick flick and not only did I not fall asleep but felt truly entertained. Now that's a first, but let's not make a habit of it!


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