Sweet Home Alabama

Revealing mistake: When Jake is driving Andrew to Melanie at the battlesite, Jake is driving with the truck in the park position. (01:11:00)

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Suggested correction: Or it's a manual 3 speed on the column in 2nd gear while driving slowly through town.

Plot hole: If Bobby Ray and the rest of the town knew about Melanie getting engaged then they would have known she changed her last name to Carmichael before she went to visit Bobby Ray at the plantation with the "reporter", so Bobby Ray wouldn't have been surprised she "lied" about their name.

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Suggested correction: I believe Bobby Ray's reason for being surprised is misunderstood by the writer of this post. Bobby Ray is surprised at realizing that Melanie has been lying to people in New York about her Alabama past; not that she changed her name.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Melanie is walking across the battlefield looking for her father she steps across 'dead bodies'. You can see tucked into the top of her left boot the battery pack for her microphone and the wires going up her skirt. (01:08:15)

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Melanie Carmichael: You're the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last.

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Trivia: During the film's original outdoor reception Jake carries Melanie, who feigns death after having supposedly been struck by a lightening bolt, towards the wedding guests. Jake announces, "Melanie Carmichael is dead" but then a few seconds later he says, "Long live Felony Melanie." Jake and Melanie do this as a practical joke. The reaction of Melanie's mother at the supposed death of her daughter apparently upset the test audiences so much, that the production crew reshot the whole reception scene, minus the practical joke.

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Question: How old was Melanie when she married Jake?

Answer: We can assume 17 or 18. Jake tells Andrew that she 'got pregnant and married some loser right out of high school'.

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