Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

Director: Andy Tennant Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Romantic comedies on DVD are often cash cows for studios, and with the all the enjoyable extras milked into Touchstone Home Entertainment's Sweet Home Alabama, this is one disc sure to rise to the top. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, and Candice Bergen, Sweet Home Alabama is a charming film about a self-made New York designer who must rendezvous with her Southern roots before her new life can flourish. The movie, presented in anamorphic video, is shown in 2.35:1 widescreen with crisp colors and clear projection. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound is decent, especially during the conversations and Civil War "battle" scenes. Not much in terms of groundbreaking surround sound, but this is a romantic comedy, not an apocalyptic war adventure. A French language track is also available. In terms of extras, Touchstone included those viewer-friendly options that many fans of this genre will enjoy. There's a SHeDAISY music video and 12 chapter selections. The director's screen-specific audio commentary is worth a watch, especially since Andy Tennant uses this platform to really discuss his passion for this film as well as what funny things happened during the shoot. The anecdotes alone are worth listening to. But by far, the best extra on the disc is "Off the Cutting Room Floor," a collection of eight deleted scenes with an introduction by Tennant. To top that off is the always-popular alternate ending feature, with commentary.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2003
UPC: 0786936208030
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 2,311

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Off the cutting room floor"- 8 deleted scenes with introduction by director Andy Tennant ; Alternate ending with commentary; Director's audio commentary; Shedaisy's "Mine All Mine" music video; ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound ; Widescreen (2.35:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French language track

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Reese Witherspoon Melanie Carmichael
Josh Lucas Jake Perry
Patrick Dempsey Andrew
Candice Bergen Mayor Katherine Hennings
Mary Kay Place Pearl Smooter
Fred Ward Earl Smooter
Jean Smart Stella Kay
Ethan Embry Bobby Ray
Melanie Lynskey Lurlynn
Courtney Gains Wade
Mary Lynn Rajskub Dorothea
Rhona Mitra Tabatha
Nathan Lee Graham Frederick
Dakota Fanning Young Melanie
Mark Matkevich Tom Darovsic
Ted Manson Colonel Murphy
Ambre Lake Wedding Coordinator

Technical Credits
Andy Tennant Director
Juel Bestrop Casting
Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell Costumes/Costume Designer
Stokely Chaffin Producer
Kathleen Chopin Casting
C. Jay Cox Screenwriter
Louis D'Esposito Asst. Director
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Douglas J. Eboch Original Story
Mary H. Ellis Sound/Sound Designer
George Fenton Score Composer
Michael Fottrell Executive Producer
Clay Griffith Production Designer
Jon Jashni Executive Producer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Wink Mordaunt Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Jay Pelissier Art Director
Lisa K. Sessions Set Decoration/Design
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Troy T. Takaki Editor
Tracey Wadmore-Smith Editor
Laura Z. Wasserman Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Lightning Strikes
2. The Proposal
3. The Smooters
4. Redecorating the House
5. Carried Home
6. Touring the Carmichael Plantation
7. Street Fair
8. Saying Goodbye
9. Planning a Southern Wedding
10. The Wedding
11. The Right Groom
12. End Credits

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Sweet Home Alabama 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
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Great chick movie. Can watch it repeatedly.
Scat30 More than 1 year ago
Sweet Home Alabama is such a funny, cute, and enjoyable movie to watch over and over again. Reese Witherspoon is awesome in this movie. If you haven't already seen this movie, I recommend seeing it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reese Witherspoon just comes to deliver fun in Sweet Home Alabama.You'll absouluty love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is awesome,totally awesome=) Not just Reese was great, but so was Josh Lucas. Critics say that he hasn't had his big role yet, but I think, that the part in ''Sweet Home...'' is incredible! Plus he has really blue eyes! I liked the movie a lot, Eathan Embry was cute too. The plot is touching and has a lot to tell about life and love...There couldn't have been the better cast for the movie about the South that the one chosen---Reese, Lucas, Dempsey, Ward, Bergen, Embry and others... Woohoo! Let the South rule!!...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous film! My husband wouldn't go see it because he thought they would 'dis' Alabama, and he's an Alabama boy. Not true! Very balanced and believable. Not a 'chic flick' - I absolutely loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i like movies that i can enjoy for two hours or more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the movie was just wonderful! You will too. Hilarious! It makes you laugh, and it just may make you cry. Pleasantly delightful!Extremely entertaining!
Guest More than 1 year ago
She does it again! Reese Witherspoon is wonderful in this movie.This movie has it all -humor, laughter,and Romance.For those who don't know ,the movie is about Melanie(WItherspoon) who is a fashion clothes desinger in New York City. After accepting a proposal she has to return home to Alabama to get a divorce from the husband she left behind. But she realizes that he is her true love. I recommed this movie is for anyone young or old. I'm sure that you won't be disspointed. After i saw this movie i loved it! 5 stars for a wonderful movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reese is very good in this romantic movie. A girl who goes to the big city,returns to her home town after excepting a proposal and to ask for a divorce from the husband she left behind.finds out he is her true love. for someone who likes these type movies you will love it as I did.
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This is a great romantic comedy. Reese Witherspoon as Melanie is great, she and Josh Lucas have a wonderful chemistry together, and he is gorgeous. No one else in Hollywood could have pulled off this role.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie, It was one of those funny love movies. Even my friend who won't watched Love Stories watched it and liked it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I like that fact that she leaves her old life only to eventually come back to it. Even when she worked so hard to leave it behind her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reese was ab-fab in this movie. It was very cute, adorable, and at times funny. Great for every cute chick-flick colection. The music behind it was also great. Avril Lavigne's top line in the movie. I suggest you buy it i know i have :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sweet Home Alabama is a cute and entertaining romantic comedy and I enjoyed watching it and even bought the DVD. The acting was very good, especially by Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas and Patrick Dempsey, and Fred Ward and Mary Kay Place were also very good as the parents of Reese Witherspoon's character. My only complaint with the movie is that Reese's character Melanie wasn't always very likeable and in some scenes was just down out nasty and cruel but all in all I still like this movie and at least Melanie learned to become a nicer person!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been obsessed with this movie since I first saw the previews for it last August/September. I saw it 3 times while it was out in theaters, and since the time my mom got it for me in February, I've fallen in love with it all over again. It really is one of the sweetest romantic comedies I have ever seen, and I sometimes wonder why I enjoy it so much because usually my movie obsessions run their courses quickly (except for the Lord of the Rings). This movie is peppered with a multitude of adorable scenes with Reese and Josh, who I might add is one of the FINEST men alive, and Patrick Dempsey is too sweet and cute! I still sometimes have a hard time with the fact that the two leading men are both GORGEOUS, but aside from that, I can't find anything wrong with this movie. This is one of those ultimate chick flicks--I wish I was in Reese's place! You'll definitely enjoy this romantic treat.
Becca-Gurl More than 1 year ago
This was such a great movie. I just happened to come across it because I was watching television and it came on after the Break-up and I just loved it.