The early 2000s were a powerhouse of romcoms. You had Legally Blonde, Bridget Jones' Diary, Love Actually, 50 First Dates... the list goes on and on. So to stand out a movie had to be pretty flipping fantastic. But there were a few movies that have stood the test of time and still manage to stick out in this field. And one of them was the incomparable Sweet Home Alabama.
We've been wanting a sequel ever since we saw Jake Perry and Melanie Smooter first make eyes at each other, but it's been seventeen years and the likelihood was... bad.
But we've got a new hope! Star of the original, Josh Lucas, wants it just as much as we do. And he's been doing some talking to see if he can make it happen. Are you ready for Sweet Home Alabama 2? Because we most certainly are, and Josh Lucas may be the one to make it happen.
Sweet Home Alabama is one of the stand-out romantic comedies of our time.When it premiered in 2002, we all fell in love with its story of a romance that won't give up.
But it has been 17 years since it came out.So we understand if you need a refresher.
Sweet Home Alabama is the story of Melanie Smooter.Played, of course, by Reese Witherspoon.
Melanie grew up in small-town Alabama.But as an adult she's made it big as a fashion designer in New York City.
Her life seems perfect.She's got a great job, great friends, and a fiance that is the envy of everyone.
There's just one teensy tiny problem.Back when she lived in Alabama she got married to her childhood sweetheart Jake Perry.
And for some reason, despite their separation...They never did sign the divorce papers to legally end their marriage.
Which means that her new engagement...?...Not really a thing until she gets divorced.
So Melanie heads back to Alabama for a reunion like no other.She sees her childhood friends, her family, and of course, Jake.
But it doesn't go exactly as she expected, and as you might guess, Jake and Melanie have more than just an unfinished marriage.They have chemistry.
And hoo boy you know Jake isn't giving up Melanie without a fight.Hijinks and hilarity ensue.
It takes some time, but Melanie realizes that she's still a country girl.And Jake is still an upstanding man who loves her.
Her wedding turns into something completely different.She and Jake decide to give it another go, and they live happily ever after.
Well... maybe they do.All we know is that they have a daughter based on a mid-credits scene.
But there's got to be more to their story than that.What have they been up to since then?
Star of the movie, Josh Lucas, doesn't want things to end there.
via: GettyIn an interview on Good Morning America, he dished: there could be a sequel.
“I’ve absolutely said yes," said Lucas.
via: GettyOMG OMG OMG.
But it's not just Lucas on board.
via: GettyAndy Tennant, the director, has also been in talks. “He and I discussed it extensively so we’re lobbying the world to join us," shared Lucas.