Come Early Morning (2006)

Original Title : Come Early Morning
Director : Joey Lauren Adams
Writer : Joey Lauren Adams
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Edward Bass, Dan Etheridge, Daniel Grodnik, Michel Litvak, D. Scott Lumpkin, Grant McFadden, Julie Silverman, Laura D. Smith, Gary Michael Walters, Holly Wiersma
Music : Alan Brewer
Photography : Tim Orr
Distributor : Bold Films, Roadside Attractions
MPAA Rating : Rated R for language and some sexual situations.
IMDB ID : 0457308
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Come Early Morning (2006) - Joey Lauren Adams


Ashley Judd Lucy Fowler
Jeffrey Donovan Cal Percell
Laura Prepon Kim
Diane Ladd Nana
Scott Wilson Lowell Fowler
Stacy Keach Owen Allen
Pat Corley Papa
Ray McKinnon Toby
Candyce Hinkle Doll
Wally Welch Eli
Jeff Nichols Lee Young
Christine Renee Ward Sue
Tim Blake Nelson Uncle Tim
Jason T. Davis Motel Man
Richard Lee Crow Motel Clerk
Ritchie Montgomery Bob
Nancy Ellen Mills Michelle
Chuck Borden Man with Michelle
Ann Marie Hall Vet Receptionist
James Cotten Steve
Jason Davis Mickey (as Jason A. Davis)
Kelly Adams Woman at Cal's
Darlene Baker Linda
Joshua Payne Cap Guy
Bryan Ledford Church Band Member
Justin Showah Church Band Member
Cary Hudson Church Band Member
Ted Gainey Church Band Member
Jeannie Max Lane Lyle's Starstudded Honky-Tonk Band
Troy Cook Lyle's Starstudded Honky-Tonk Band
Steve Williams Lyle's Starstudded Honky-Tonk Band
Tony Reaves Lyle's Starstudded Honky-Tonk Band
Tim Wilson Lyle's Starstudded Honky-Tonk Band
J.D. McIntyre Lyle's Starstudded Honky-Tonk Band
Jan Ainley Bar Patron / Line Dancer
Madison Ainley Bar Patron / Line Dancer
Jennifer Elaine Black Church Member / Bar Patron
Van Wayne Black Sr. Bar Patron
Alan Brewer Church Member / Resident
Michelle Brewer Church Member / Resident
Tony L. Brown Bar Patron / Line Dancer
Rick Dial Mike
Kathleen LaGue Voices / Voice Casting
Betsy Lavender Church Member
Josue Lopez Church-goer "Extra"
Steve McReardon Jesse
Arnold John Popa III Church Member
Suzanne Shaye Bar patron / church member
Amanda Sickler Additional voices
Doug Swander Additional Voices
John Weeks Bar Patron
Michael Witham Church Member (uncredited)


The sins of the fathers. In a town near Little Rock, Lucy Fowler works hard for a construction firm, on weekends she drinks, goes home with someone, and come early morning, wakes and leaves as fast as she can. She cares a lot about her father, newly back in town, a painfully shy man who has nothing to say to her. She does go to a Holy Roller church with him about the same time that she starts, fitfully, a relationship with Cal Percell, new in town and a good guy. She kisses him sober, but still has demons to confront. What's the source of her careless ways, can she turn coal into a diamond?


Ashley Judd gives a remarkable performance in this film but there are lots of other reasons to see it. Indeed, the music is very good, and there is a CD soundtrack (I checked Amazon as soon as I came home).There are many painful moments as an extended and frayed family tries to talk to each other, or avoid it. It's about being stuck in old patterns and being clueless about making changes, no matter how old the people are.I know one reason the film got local buzz is because it was filmed here, but as someone who hasn't lived in AR long, I was just an average movie goer looking to see Judd in something that was not a highly charged thriller. Ruby in Paradise (1993) was the first time I ever saw her, and that film about how to survive when no matter what you do doesn't seem enough, showed her talent. Come Early Morning evoked the same feelings.The whole project seems a labor of love, love of real people living ordinary lives and doing the best they can.