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Still shot from the movie: Sweet Home Alabama.

Sweet Home Alabama

Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) is an up-and-coming fashion designer with a marriage proposal from the handsome and eligible son (Patrick Dempsey) of New York City's mayor (Candice Bergen). However, there is one thing standing between her and this chance at happiness…a husband ((Josh Lucas) in Alabama, whom she married during high school. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This movie depicts lightning strikes used for the creation of art. Parents may want to discuss the intrinsic dangers associated with this activity with their children. For a brief reading on naturally occurring glass go to: http://www.civilization.ca/hist/verre/venat01e.html.

Both Jake and Andrew are depicted as plausible spousal choices. What qualities does each man have? What are their successes in life and how are they portrayed? Which man would you choose?

Melanie seems to think that she is somehow better than the people in her hometown. Why does she feel that way? Are there incidents that change her opinion?

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