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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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several scenes were filmed in Joey Lauren Adams's maternal grandmother's house in North Little Rock. Her grandmother temporarily relocated to allow for filming. 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 Geoff Zanelli
Published by Zanellitivity Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Zanellitivity Music, Inc.
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96 Minutes with Ashley Judd ---- Her Best Movie!
2 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The DVD box promises us "the best performance of her career," and I'd agree with that 100%. Too bad this fine movie was saddled with a deadly non-commercial title, too bad the DVD is supposedly a "Blockbuster exclusive" which limits its availability. Too bad the summary on the box is dishonest; most likely just because some good movies are hard to describe.

JUDD plays a 30-something woman who often wakes up in a stranger's bed after several-too-many beers in a country music honky tonk. The story is about how she finds her way --- after a few stumbling blocks --- after her sister tells her that getting to know a guy such as his middle name and where he's from isn't so bad.

The marvel of the movie is a screenplay that follows her everyday life in a Southern town without ever resorting to anything but on-the-level events and interactions. Never boring, always involving, this is JUDD'S movie. She's on camera 99% of the running time. This is a brilliant portrait of a woman.

Lots of country music in the background. Good stuff, with lots of heart and sorrow; not the Kenney Chesney-like trash we hear on the radio these days with no tune and nothing lyrics; just loud. Old stuff, new stuff; but good stuff. Amen!

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