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Come Early Morning (2006)

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
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
Rick Dial ...
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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A Cada Manhã  »

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

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

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SOMEBODY PICK UP MY PIECES
Performed by Willie Nelson & Emmylou Harris
Written by Willie Nelson
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
o/b/o Itself & Act Five Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal Music
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more than a film about a drinker who has casual sex
21 December 2006 | by (Little Rock, AR) – See all my reviews

Ashley Judd gives a remarkable performance in this film but there are lots of other reasons to see it. Indeed, the music is very good, and there is a CD soundtrack (I checked Amazon as soon as I came home).

There are many painful moments as an extended and frayed family tries to talk to each other, or avoid it. It's about being stuck in old patterns and being clueless about making changes, no matter how old the people are.

I know one reason the film got local buzz is because it was filmed here, but as someone who hasn't lived in AR long, I was just an average movie goer looking to see Judd in something that was not a highly charged thriller. Ruby in Paradise (1993) was the first time I ever saw her, and that film about how to survive when no matter what you do doesn't seem enough, showed her talent. Come Early Morning evoked the same feelings.

The whole project seems a labor of love, love of real people living ordinary lives and doing the best they can.


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