Come Early Morning

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. 20
    The end result is stale, clumsy, and about as compelling as an average episode of "As the World Turns."
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. ChadS.
    Apr 1, 2007
    8
    "The sins of the father," from the Book of Matthew, Lucy cites, is the lightning rod of her theological vent with her parish priest. Since "The sins of the father," from the Book of Matthew, Lucy cites, is the lightning rod of her theological vent with her parish priest. Since daddy was a womanizer, this must be the reason why I f*** and run, Lucy rationalizes; this must be the reason I'm always drunk and single. Because of her arrested development, when Cal(Jeffrey Donovan) intervenes between Lucy and a predatory barfly, the girl with daddy issues balks at having her honor defended. She can't see that Cal is her knight and shining armour, or is he? The understated "Come Early Morning" avoids cliched characterizations. After frying frog legs, Cal asks Lucy to perform a wifely function that doesn't suit her; this same function is echoed late in the between an unhappy husband and wife. This first-time writer/director has a soft touch; she eschews big emotional payoffs that sends everyone home happy, in favor of scenes that end in disappointment and heartbreak. "Come Early Morning" seems rudderless, but in the thrilling(quietly so) final act, Lucy's character is defined and set in stone for us. We get her. We like her. Full Review »
  2. Caladonia
    Nov 18, 2006
    10
    A pleasant surprise. Judd gives one of the year's best performances.
  3. Marty
    Nov 10, 2006
    10
    This is a quiet movie that is absolutely captivating. It's a simple story envisioned through Adams' confident eye. Also, great This is a quiet movie that is absolutely captivating. It's a simple story envisioned through Adams' confident eye. Also, great performances by Ashley Judd and Jeffrey Donovan help bring it to life. It's not a movie for everyone, but if you appreciate realistic drama, smart writing and excellent acting, this is a movie for you. Full Review »