Come Early Morning Synopsis
A wild woman (Ashley Judd) contemplates having a serious relationship.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The baby-voiced costar of "Chasing Amy" proves an effortless filmmaker, turning Lucy’s journey into the awakening of a soul.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Nothing much happens on the surface, but worlds of hope, hurt and determination lie right behind the characters' eyes, waiting to be...
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Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
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...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Both Adams and Judd have been let down by Hollywood. Here they have the freedom to express their uniquely Southern takes on music, faith,...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The kind of small gem that's becoming increasingly rare in American films.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A simple story yet told with such conviction, delicacy and instinct for truth that it carries keen emotional power. This is the first film...
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L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
No new narrative ground is broken, but there's a lived-in, musical feel to this tale of a fiercely independent, thoroughly screwed-up...
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Chicago Tribune

Artfully shot and excruciatingly honest, the movie has great intentions but can't quite overcome its outsized sense of self-importance.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The script is somewhat predictable and the pace is leisurely, but Ms. Judd makes Lucy's choices seem momentous, and Ms. Adams gives us...
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Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
The end result is stale, clumsy, and about as compelling as an average episode of "As the World Turns."
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The characters are so real!

By Brewman
Joey Lauren Adams did an amazing directing job and this is one of the best performances of Ashley Judd's career.  No BS in this one....

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Rated R | For language and some sexual situations