However in cooler New York (supposedly at the same time) the trees are still completely green.
In a sequence of them Melanie's parents are "scared" by a punk with a pierced tongue, Mel's co-worker from the beginning of the movie, who comments on her accent when she dreams.
See more » Everyone is taking this movie too seriously. There is no violence, except when she hits the mayor, no drugs, sex and only a little bit of questionable language. I'm from NJ and I don't think it portrays the South in a bad light.
Andrew's mother, the Mayor of New York, expresses doubt that Melanie is good enough for her son, whom she is grooming to eventually run for President of the United States.
In Alabama, Melanie asks Jake why he has returned the divorce papers unsigned for the last seven years, but he orders her out of his house, eventually calling the sheriff (another childhood friend) to intervene.
Jake finds Melanie in a graveyard upset over their old dog, and they have a heart to heart about their wedding, the loss of their baby due to miscarriage, and Melanie leaving for a new life.
Melanie now realizes why Jake never signed the divorce papers.
When Melanie's father brings her home from the station she announces her engagement.
Hoping to spur Jake to sign the papers, Melanie empties out his checking account, after learning that her name is still on it.
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days.