Hot after "Legally Blonde," Reese Witherspoon stars as New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael in this Deep South romantic comedy from Andy Tennant ("Ever After").
Though she has gotten herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor, played by Patrick Dempsey, her past holds many secrets, including Josh Lucas' Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her.
So crafty Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past. Candice Bergen plays New York's mayor, the fiancé's mother, and Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place and Jean Smart lend support. PG-13.