Joey Lauren Adams
USA 2006

Come Early Morning is a beautifully rendered film about a southern woman in a small-town, rural community, a subject director Joey Lauren Adams obviously knows intimately. Delicately told, and rather efficiently related, it is the story of Lucy, a thirty something woman who keeps waking up with a stiff hangover and a guy she doesn't even want to look at. If coming to grips with why she keeps repeating this pattern isn't enough, Lucy also begins to realize that she needs to get in touch with her familial past and, more importantly, with the person she has become. Fueled by a perfectly nuanced performance from the gifted Ashley Judd, Come Early Morning is about life transitions, the search for love, and the burdens we carry with us. A portrait of simple truths that isn't archetypal melodrama, it steadfastly avoids wallowing in the depths of sentimentality or self-destruction. You can't help but appreciate this kind of storytelling for its directness, honesty, and qualities of toughness and heart that leave you wanting to know more, as it plays itself out, following you into that part of your filmic memory reserved for distinction. (Geoffrey Gilmore)

  • Christopher Sheldon
  • Tim Orr
  • Joey Lauren Adams
  • Lee Hunsaker
  • Max Biscoe
  • Alan Brewer
  • Ashley Judd
  • Jeffrey Donovan
  • Diane Ladd
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Scott Wilson
  • Laura Prepon
  • Meg Reticker
Bold Films 6464 Sunset Blvd, Suite 800 Hollywood, CA 90028, USA T 323 769 8900

Arclight Films Building 22, Fox Studios Australia Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australien T 2 8353 2433

35 mm
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