This romantic comedy perfectly suits Reese Witherspoons style. In this film she plays Melanie Carmichael, an up and coming fashion designer who is about to marry Andrew, a politician and son of the New York mayor (Candice Bergen). What she hasn't told her future husband is that she hasn't actually divorced her previous spouse and she isn't really from a rich southern family. Her name isn't even Carmichael really, it's Smooter.
Cue the comedy as Mel returns to the small town in Alabama in order to get her ex to sign divorce papers. No longer part of the small community she left, the community that knew her as 'Felony Melanie', Mel finds herself somewhat out on a limb. To make matters worse, her ex husband Josh is still smarting at the way Melanie left him and he is not going to make a divorce easy. If that doesn't make the road to wedded bliss difficult enough, Mel's future mother-in-law is decidedly unhappy with her son's choice of bride and is determined to put a spoke in the wheel. This isn't just a lightweight comedy however; there are some very poignant moments, particularly when Mel has to evaluate the person she has become and face the fact she may not like that person.
The DVD has a few extras such as deleted scenes, alternative ending, audio commentary and a music video, and the quality of picture and sound are as good as you would expect from the format. This is an enjoyable, heart warming, funny film that is well worth a look.