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  • Summary: 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. Fueled by a nuanced performance from Ashley Judd, this film is about life transitions, the search for love, and the burdens we carry with us. (Roadside Attractions) Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. The baby-voiced costar of "Chasing Amy" proves an effortless filmmaker, turning Lucy’s journey into the awakening of a soul.
  2. Adams has a good camera eye and a fine feeling for the regional mores of the South, where she's from. Judd, who for a change isn't being terrorized in a thriller, is more nuanced and intense than she's ever been.
  3. 75
    The kind of small gem that's becoming increasingly rare in American films.
  4. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    70
    Falls prey to bits of psychoanalytic shorthand and narrative predictability, but it offers the rare, meaty role for an actress in her late 30s.
  5. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    63
    Artfully shot and excruciatingly honest, the movie has great intentions but can't quite overcome its outsized sense of self-importance.
  6. The script is somewhat predictable and the pace is leisurely, but Ms. Judd makes Lucy's choices seem momentous, and Ms. Adams gives us several beautiful scenes.
  7. 20
    The end result is stale, clumsy, and about as compelling as an average episode of "As the World Turns."

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