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)
Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) is happily living in New York, with her boyfriend. When he proposes to her, she accepts and has to return home, to Alabama, to rid herself of another husband she's been hiding, by having a different name. Jake, the husband, refuses to sign divorce papers througout the movie, making Melanie stay in Alabama (determined to get him to sign them) and rediscover who she is.
Melanie Carmichael: You're the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last.
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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