Weekend Movie Picks for Mom: Sweet Home Alabama and Beaches – Two Classics Now on Blu-ray! {Giveaway}

It’s almost the weekend! I think we all deserve a Mommy Break this weekend, how about you? Well, you’re in luck, because two of my favorite girlie movies are now on Blu-ray for the first time ever, and just in time for a girls’ only movie night this weekend!!

Last Tuesday, Sweet Home Alabama hit stores on Blu-ray. Can you believe the film is also celebrating it’s 10th anniversary? That seriously makes me feel old! I’m a big fan of Reese Witherspoon, and this film is one of my favorites of hers. This romantic comedy always makes me want to go find my man and snuggle, a reminder that true love is stronger than circumstances, and that you can’t take the country out of a country girl! Also starring Patrick Dempsey and Josh Lucas, the Sweet Home Alabama Blu-ray (on Amazon for $14.96) also includes a nice set of bonus features: deleted scenes, alternate ending, and the “Mine All Mine” music video. Here’s a quick reminder of what the film is about, plus a couple fun clips including one of my favorite scenes – Baby in a Bar!

Melanie Carmichael, an up and rising fashion designer in New York, has gotten almost everything she wished for since she was little. She has a great career and the JFK-like fiancée of New York City. But when he proposes to her, she doesn’tforget about her family back down South. More importantly, her husband backthere, who refuses to divorce her ever since she sent divorce papers seven years ago. To set matters straight, she decides to go to the south quick and make him sign the papers. When things don’t turn out the way she planned them, she realizes that what she had before in the south was far more perfect than the life she had in New York City.


Ever feel like a good ‘ole crying movie? You know, those movies where you use a whole box of tissues, but you still wanna watch it again! :) One of my favorite crying movies is Steel Magnolias. I love it because it’s such a powerful movie, full of emotion, full of real life, and it portrays a group of women who come together to weather the storms that come their way, gleaning support and strength from each other. Beaches is another good classic crying movie that also portrays women supporting women, a friendship that lasts through the years.

This classic is now available at a store near for the first-time ever on Blu-ray! The lifelong friendship of CC Bloom and Hillary Whitney in Beaches (on Amazon for $14.96) is one you will never forget, and the performances in this film are fantastic! I first saw Bette Midler in the comedy Big Business. But when I saw her in Beaches years ago, was when I really became a fan. Bette and Barbara Hershey both do an amazing job, and when I got the chance to check out this Blu-ray release, I was reminded of just how much I loved this film! Bonus features include a blooper reel, the “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Mayim Blalik Remembers”, and more. Here’s a reminder of what the film is about, and a couple clips to enjoy!

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years

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  1. I am most excited about both.. But Beaches has a special memory for me. My BFF anD I Used to watch beaches every weekend together and it was so much fun. Lots of memories.

  2. I like both, but I love watching Sweet Home Alabama.

  3. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Sweet Home Alabama !

  4. Beaches! It has been years since I have seen it last!

  5. Keely Hostetter says:

    Beaches, I loved that growing up

  6. I love the movie Beaches.

  7. Liberty Boblett says:

    Probably Sweet Home Alabama, but I also love the movie Beaches!

  8. I’ve never seen Sweet Home Alabama, but I have wanted to. Reese is great.

  9. Sweet Home Alabama

  10. I love Sweet Home Alabama

  11. Beaches

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  13. steve weber says:


  14. Will Griesmer says:

    Sweet home Alabama

  15. Reese Witherspoon is so cute in Sweet Home Alabama! Thanks!

  16. jenny green says:

    I am most excited about seeing sweet home alabama

  17. Sweet Home Alabama!

  18. Shannon F. says:

    Sweet Home Alabama! Its one of my favorite movies!

  19. Sweet home Alabama.
    Thanks for the chance!

  20. sweet home alabama. Beaches is a great movie, but makes you cry those “hurt your heart” kind of tears :(

  21. i love sweet home alabama… you have a baby…in a bar…

  22. Beaches!! I just watched this on tv the other day!!

  23. Beaches. Great film.

  24. Beaches!!

  25. DARLA KIDDER says:

    Beaches ! I love that movie !

  26. Beaches. I have already seen Sweet Home Alabama and I love it.

  27. Definitely, Beaches.

  28. Sweet Home Alabama !

  29. I’d love to see Beaches!

  30. sweet home alabama.

  31. Beaches…

  32. renee walters says:

    Sweet Home Alabama! I love that movie! Thanks!

  33. Beaches

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  34. Karen Gonyea says:

    Sweet Home Alabama :)

  35. both

  36. BEACHES!!!! I love that movie so much!!! <3

  37. Sweet Home Alabama!

  38. Christina Sparks says:

    Beaches-I have not seen this in ages.

  39. Beaches! One of my favorites!

  40. Mary Calabrese says:

    Probably Sweet Home AL since I won’t cry during it!

  41. sweet home alabama

  42. Jamie Brigham says:

    Sweet Home Alabama, one of my favorite movies.

  43. apple blossom says:

    both of them never seen either would love to

  44. I am an email subscriber with email
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  45. Beaches, I’ve never seen the movie.

  46. Sweet Home Alabama.

  47. Sweet Home Alabama

  48. April Brenay says:

    Sweet Home Alabama

  49. Penny Snyder says:

    Sweet Home Alabama!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  50. Beaches because it’s been a while since I’ve watched it.

  51. Helen Stockwell says:


  52. Beaches, I cry watching that movie each time

  53. Beaches!!!!

  54. Sweet Home Alabama

  55. Beaches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Beaches. It has been awhile since I’ve watched it, but I remember loving it. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Mary Cloud says:

    Sweet Home Alabama
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  58. rebeka deleon says:


  59. Sweet Home Alabama

  60. Stephanie Larison says:

    Sweet Home Alabama, I love Reese!

  61. Sweet Home Alabama

  62. Debra Hall says:

    Sweet Home Alabama

  63. Beaches…Love that movie!!

  64. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    sweet home Alabama
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  65. kelly mcgrew says:

    sweet home alabama!

  66. Brenda Elsner says:

    I am most excited to see Sweet Home Alabama!

  67. amanda whitley says:

    sweet home alabama

  68. Excited to see Beaches!

  69. rochelle johnson says:

    sweet home alabama

  70. Diana Hatch says:

    I would love to see Sweet Home Alabama

  71. Sweet Home Alabama!!

  72. sweet home Alabama,love the movie!

  73. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Sweet Home Alabama

  74. That is a really tough call, they are both great for laughs and tears, I think beaches is my favorite because it is a total classic!

  75. Sweet Home Alabama

  76. Stevie Nanstad says:

    I have only seen Beaches once (GASP! I know lol) but have seen Sweet Home Alabama like 20 times. So I am more excited for Beaches.

  77. Missy Lynnh says:

    Beaches is one of my favorite movies even though it makes me bawl my eyes out!

  78. James Coyne says:

    Sweet home alabama

  79. Beaches!!!!! It has always been one of my favorite movies. I cry every time

  80. I can’t wait to see Beaches :)

  81. fav: sweet home alabama

  82. kathy pease says:

    id love to see beaches i heard it was really good

  83. I’ve never seen Sweet Home Alabama so that would be great to see.

  84. Cassandra M says:

    i think beaches would be a favorite of mine

  85. Beaches simply because I haven’t seen it yet.

  86. Susan Smith says:

    Sweet Home Alabama

  87. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Sweet home alabama! :-)


  89. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I would love to watch Sweet Home Alabama, since I’ve never seen it. Thanks for this contest.

  90. Sweet home alabama

  91. I am excited about seeing Sweet Home Alabama!

  92. laurie brown says:

    Sweet Home Alabama

  93. Beaches because it’s been a long time since I last saw that movie.

  94. shirley zolenski says:

    Beaches is the one I want to see

  95. My best friend and I in high school saw Beaches in the theater and sobbed our eyes out, vowing we’d never end up like the friends in the movie. A few years later she ended up marrying a guy I had dated, and even though I was getting married too and happy for them, it was just awkward for all of us and we drifted apart for twenty years. We recently reunited on Facebook (then email and phone) and even though we’re 2,000 miles apart are planning a reunion trip to see each other again. I would love to send her this movie for Christmas.

  96. Sarah Harding says:

    Can’t wait to see beaches

  97. Buddy Garrett says:

    I’m excited about seeing Sweet Home Alabama.

  98. Sweet home Alabama

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