Monday, April 8, 2013

Why Sweet Home Alabama Works

DAY 13: A Favorite Love Story

The complex love story in “Sweet Home Alabama” represents not only Melanie Carmichael/Smooter’s choice between her current beau and her childhood sweetheart, but her choice between her Greenville, Alabama hometown and New York. 

The comparisons between the two places and people drive the movie forward.  Will she stay with her current lifestyle or will a trip back home change everything for her?

What would you do if you had to choose between your current life and your past?  Would you combine them or keep them separate? 

The large cast works extremely well – and everyone has a unique personality.  No two people are the same.  The country characters are living in their high school football glory days, but also realistic about the future.  Her new New York friends are willing to help Melanie find happiness, even if it could mean her moving back home.

Melanie escaped her past to discover her own path and became a fashion designer.  She’s successful; much more so than any of her high school friends.  Jake Perry, her childhood sweetheart, is the only person to almost reach her success and that was only after realizing that if he wanted to win her back, he needed to be more than a simple country boy.

 “Sweet Home Alabama” is a movie about second chances, love, the combination of two contrasting worlds.  A must see.

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