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Come Early Morning (2006)

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

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Joey Lauren Adams
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Judd ... Lucille Fowler
Jason T. Davis Jason T. Davis ... Motel Man
Richard Lee Crow Richard Lee Crow ... Motel Clerk
Laura Prepon ... Kim
Christine Renee Ward ... Sue (as Christy Ward)
Candyce Hinkle ... Doll
Scott Wilson ... Lowell Fowler
Tim Blake Nelson ... Uncle Tim
Pat Corley ... Papa
Diane Ladd ... Nana
Wally Welch ... Eli
Ritchie Montgomery ... Bob
Jeffrey Donovan ... Cal, Cal Percell
Rick Dial Rick Dial ... Mike
Nancy Wilder ... Michelle (as Nancy Ellen Mills)
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cada Manhã See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,160, 12 November 2006

Gross USA:

$119,452
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It took Joey Lauren Adams five years to raise the necessary budget to make the film. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Soundtracks

THE WAY I AM
Performed by Merle Haggard
Written by Sonny Throckmorton
Published by Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
d/b/a Tree Productions
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96 Minutes with Ashley Judd ---- Her Best Movie!
2 June 2007 | by vitaleralphlouisSee 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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