Country music singer Charlotte comes back home to Tennessee a week before she’s set to get married, hoping to borrow her late mother’s wedding dress from her grandmother. But when she runs into her high school sweetheart, Ray, sparks begin to fly. As emotions with Ray get complicated and her record label continues to pressure her to write a new hit song, Charlotte questions if she ever should have left Tennessee in the first place and if she’s even marrying the right man.
User Reviews: This was good enough for me but still slightly disappointing. Its not the formula sappy romance it seemed to be becoming through the first half of the movie. (I like a good, sappy, low-budget romance. That would have been ok with me.) It wasn’t uplifting or enlightening. (And I do love a story that’s truly clean and innocent and shows good, wholesome people getting through the mess of life with their faith intact and making the difference. Not one character in this movie had even a single moment of belief in anything at all.) It is not a deeply moving slice of life. So I guess it was a little odd for me for not quite pulling off anything particulatly well. When I got to the end I felt good about certain things about it but I still also found myself critiquing in my head about why and how some of it wasn’t quite right instead of just enjoying/experiencing the end of the movie.
The characters are a bit shallow and spoiled seeming rather than well developed or good or great in any way. Their drama isn’t very developed but then if the main characters feel it then her major coping in life comes from getting drunk. For me the drinking focus came off as boring and stupid. I agree with the reviewer that said they get to be more likable by the end. But through a good bit of the movie they are pretty meh with just small glimpses into the possibility that they could have been better. At least the lead actress has a nice smile to relieve the meh occasionally. I got the feeling that she was one of the cast members who could have been better than this movie made her look or maybe will be better later in her career.