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Southern Belles (2005)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 2005 (USA)
Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Faris ... Belle Scott
Laura Breckenridge ... Bell Granger
Justin Chambers ... Rhett Butler
Frederick Weller ... Tracy Hampton
Heather Goldenhersh ... Margery
Judah Friedlander ... Duane
David Wheir David Wheir ... Bob-Oh
Jack McCarthy Jack McCarthy ... Officer Les Franck
Naima Lena Naima Lena ... Claudette
Zac Gardner ... Kevin
Laurel Ullman Laurel Ullman ... Jenny
Craig Myers Craig Myers ... Captain Willard
Tammy Arnold ... Jane Willard
Blake Cohen Blake Cohen ... Yankee #1
Kevin Scanlon ... Yankee #2
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Storyline

In the Georgia town of Johnson's Mark, where they take hunting seriously, Belle and Bell are best friends, housemates in a trailer. On the day Bell dumps her boyfriend and Belle quits her job, they decide to take their dreams to Atlanta. They'll need about $2500, so they set out to find the money. Belle has various schemes (bingo, karaoke), and Bell, who tends bar, offers to dance with the highest bidder. Then, she starts to fall in love with that guy, a local deputy sheriff named Rhett Butler. Love, friendship, loyalties, and the need for cash may be on a collision course. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sex references | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Belle Scott: We can't just show up in Atlanta with nothin' but a suitcase full of loose morals!
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Connections

Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Southern Belles - a delightful film!
8 April 2006 | by kerickso-4See all my reviews

This gem of a film is intelligent without taking itself too seriously, effortlessly hilarious, and genuinely touching, without the emotional manipulation so common to romantic comedies. With tongue-in-cheek homages to Gone with the Wind, Thelma and Louise and other screen gems, these debut screenwriters show depth of knowledge of southern life, and deep compassion for their characters. The true joy of the film, however, is in watching such talented young actors! Laura Breckenridge and Anna Faris bring their characters subtly and beautifully alive.

I am generally not a fan of romantic comedies or buddy-pictures, which I usually find to be predictable and forgettable. This is one of those rare films that combines the story of a beautiful, believable friendship, and a love story with complexity and chemistry.

This film has been a hit at film festivals all over the country; it is clear that audiences have fallen for a visually beautiful, brilliantly acted, and thoroughly entertaining film.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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