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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
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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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 »

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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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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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MOVIN' OUT, MOVIN' UP, MOVIN' ON
Performed by Troy Cook (as Troy Cook Jr. & The Long Haul Band)
Written by Buster Doss
Published by Buster Doss Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Stardust International Music
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Complex and intense but not depressing
12 October 2006 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Saw this at the Chicago Film Festival and it was a great experience. The movie is a glimpse into the life and relationships of Lucy (Ashley Judd). I went in thinking it was going to be very intense and sad (especially after seeing some of the movie stills) and was very pleasantly surprised at the descriptive intense way the complex Lucy was portrayed and the light feel of the movie despite some very unhappy circumstances. I left the movie feeling like I got to know a good person and had some hope - but didn't see Hollywood clichés or forced happily ever afters.

The writer/director Joey Lauren Adams didn't take any shortcuts and quite happily didn't try to make a movie that appealed to everyone. This is a "real" southern town with "real" people. In the after movie question and answer session with Ms. Adams, she said it would be an interesting exercise to re-shoot the entire movie, keeping the dialog, with a man in the lead role. I keep going back to that…. I'd love to hear/see/read the different reactions of critics and audiences to the male and female versions of "Lucy".


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