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Arkansas at the movies



The New York Times today reviews Joey Lauren Adams' "Come Early Morning," filmed here and starring Ashley Judd. The open:

In “Come Early Morning,” Ashley Judd returns to the Southern working-class milieu of her first screen triumph, “Ruby in Paradise,” to deliver her most natural screen performance since that film pushed her toward stardom in 1993. The career lesson it offers to an actor might be summed up in five words: Stick to what you know. In the case of Ms. Judd, who is no Meryl Streep, you can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the girl, so to speak.

Whether the setting is the coastline of the Florida Panhandle (“Ruby in Paradise”) or suburban Arkansas (“Come Early Morning”), this is a world in which Ms. Judd, who was brought up in eastern Kentucky, obviously feels at home.

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