Sweet Home Alabama (Bilingual)
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This delightfully entertaining romantic comedy stars Reese Witherspoon (LEGALLY BLONDE) as sophisticated Melanie Carmichael, a rising New York clothing designer who suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But this is no fairy tale romance for Melanie. She has skeletons in her fashion-filled closet that include Jake -- the backwoods husband she married in high school who refuses to divorce her. Determined to end their marriage and sever all ties with her past once and for all, Melanie returns to Alabama. But home starts to tug at her heartstrings, and what she thought she wanted may not be what she wants at all.
La star américaine montante Reese Witherspoon avait déjà sauvé du désastre la comédie Legally Blonde. Elle récidive en faisant de Sweet Home Alabama, réalisé par Andy Tennant, un film romantique plus que respectable.
Mélanie Carmichael a tout ce dont elle peut rêver. Conceptrice de mode remarquée, ravissante, elle est sur le point dépouser le célibataire le plus en vue de New York : le fils de la Maire (interprétée par une Candice Bergen délectable). Mais avant de vivre pleinement son conte de fées, elle devra retourner dans sa ville natale de lAlabama pour divorcer de son premier mari, Jake.
Il est vrai que, dans ce Sweet Home Alabama irrémédiablement sentimental, lamour finit par triompher des fossés culturels et sociaux de façon un peu simple et prévisible, et que la bande sonore est parfois agaçante. En revanche, lexagération du décalage entre le monde huppé et branché de New York et lunivers rustre de lAlabama donne lieu à des situations assez drôles et dynamiques. Si lensemble manque dun certain cynisme qui le rendrait plus croustillant, il est cependant facile de se laisser porter par la fraîcheur et la personnalité de Reese Witherspoon. La jeune actrice fait de son personnage plus quune midinette écervelée et ajoute grandement au charme de cette comédie au final plutôt honorable. --Helen FaradjiSee all Product Description
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I saw this movie at the theatre when it came out and found myself watching it over and over again on cable. In fact, I watched it 4 time last week on STARZ.
The movie has a simple plot: Melanie is from the country and is now an up and coming fashion designer. She wants to marry NYC's most eligible bachelor, Andrew, the son of the mayor. However, she is still married to a high school sweetheart, Jake. She has to go back to her hometown to get her divorce, but finds that she still has feelings for Jake.
I think the purpose of the movie is to give the viewers enjoyment for an hour and a half. We aren't saving the world, but we sure feel good which watching this movie. I love Patrick Dempsey and it is great to see him looking so sophisticated and suave. Josh Lucas isn't really a newcomer (he was in A Beautiful Mind) but he is able to star in this one (think Matthew McConaghey meets Paul Newman).
And of course, Reese Witherspoon does a great job as the country girl/hot shot city girl!
This movie helps to objectify women causing the young women who watch Sweet Home Alabama to further try to figure out what is wrong with them. Melanie is always shown as dressed up and heaven forbid shown without make up. She makes herself into something that she feels other people want to see, especially the eyes of her hometown hunk and her city beau. This helps promote the idea that women should be all made up because she is not sure who is going to see her and that is how men want to see.
This film does however confront the idea of the southern stereotype. This incorporates the fact that people view southerners as being slow, staying in their hometown and not amounting to much. When a person talks with a southern accent, people tend to see that person as that typecast. Though Reese's character makes the viewers aware that the stereotype is not true. Melanie depicts a woman who broke out of her hometown and goes to New York. She becomes a famous fashion designer. Though while this all is happening she tries to lose her accent as best she can as a result I feel that forces people to respect her a bit more. Though in the end when she returns back home, she still does not fit the southern stereotype.
Sweet Home Alabama helps to further the stereotype of the blond Barbie who dresses up as she feels people want to see her. Though it does criticize the stereotype of a southerner.
Melanie and Jake met in a small simple town in Alabama when they were ten years old. They had there first kiss with each other and every other experience for that matter. When the two were a couple in high school, Melanie became pregnant. As most small town people do, they got married. Melanie and Jake wound up losing the baby to unforeseen circumstances, as Melanie would go onto dealing with the event one way, Jake would go the other. Unable to deal with all of her emotions Melanie ran. She changed her last name, moved to New York, and became a fashion designer. She was determined to leave that life behind and start a brand new one. After several years passed Melanie became very successful and would find another great love, Andrew. Andrew unexpectedly pops the question to Melanie, she reluctantly accepts. She is now having to face her past in order to get officially divorced and move on.
Melanie flows back into the small hick town of Alabama, her feelings are mixed as she is driving through town, memories are flooding. The onset of Jake and Melanie meeting is rough, the two fight and Melanie goes to jail. This all puts Melanie back into her old life.Read more ›
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One of those films that you can watch over and over. Down home feel good movie with good music to boot.Published 10 months ago by Debra-Lynn
Although Alabama is portrayed in a down home, positive light, I don't recall any black people in the movie. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Just Past The Edge