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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.

Director:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cada Manhã See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,160, 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$119,452, 2 January 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Joey Lauren Adams wrote the part of Lucy for herself, but gave the part to Ashley Judd when she decided she would be unable to direct the film and star in it. 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

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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HALLELUJAH
Performed by Church Choir
(Traditional)
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"I'm just an ol' chunk of coal, baby/But I'm gonna be a diamond someday"
10 June 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Talented Joey Lauren Adams wrote and directed this marvelous slice-of-life about a hard, stubborn, unapologetic young woman's journey to finding some self-worth in her quietly turbulent existence; she attempts to get her head in a good place and make peace with the past, but learns it doesn't all come into play overnight. Ashley Judd is just wonderful in this role: gritty, tremulous, tough but never dumbed-down. She evokes just the right touch of devil-may-care recklessness with a kind of horse-sense which should resonate with a lot of viewers. If you ever come across this theatrical film playing on the Lifetime TV network, don't be fooled into thinking it's a cable-quickie. Adams puts a lot of thought into her prose (sometimes too much, as the conversations have a tendency to have an already-worked-out give and take). The film is flawed, certainly, yet its scattershot hopefulness permeates through, and the performances are rich and memorable. A rewarding character-study, and a small triumph for both creator Adams and star Judd, marking a welcome return to serious acting. *** from ****


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