PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.
In the deleted original ending (included on the DVD), the jazz band at the reception is The Clock Tower Jazz Ensemble (from Rome, Georgia) directed by Sam Baltzer. The singer is Lillie Huddleston from Atlanta.
Mayor Kate Hennings:
What ever happened to responsible journalism?
When Melanie's parents are arguing about the volume on the television while on the phone, Pearl says, "They could have heard it all the way at Joe and Lurlynn's house," but Lurlynn is married to Clinton, not Joe.
During the end credits some photos are shown with the cast. In a sequence of them Melanie's parents are "scared" by a punk with a pierced tongue, Mel's co-worker from the beginning of the movie, who comments on her accent when she dreams.
$35,648,740 (USA) (29 September 2002)
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