Altar Identity Studios,

Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, Jenna Elfman

Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) is Big Stone Gaps official spinster, since she’s mid 30’s with no prospects. She’s a pharmacist in this small southern town full of characters. As Ave expands her horizons she finds she’s not as much of a plain Jane as she thought she is and soon she has suitors climbing out of the shadows as she plans a journey that may change her life forever.

This is a really heartwarming down home Southern charmer. The small town life is portrayed very kindly, and the actors in this movie are outstanding. It was a bit of a surprise, as with this many huge stars in one place, they really turned a little tale inside out and really brought home the charm of the South. There’s not so many laugh out loud, belly laughs as there are big smile moments as there is plenty of humor filled with lots of heart. Whoppi has a wonderful role as Ave’s supportive boss and owner of the pharmacy where Ave works. She’s excellent, as usual. But everyone else kicks in and does their part to make this a good feeling down home yarn like they used to make. This is not a big theater filling smash, for sure, but it’s a nice little diversion all the same, and I enjoyed watching it. I’m not saying to go out searching for it, but if you happen across it, be sure to give it a chance, as it was a very fun and warm visit to a place very few of us will get to experience in real life.

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