Reese Witherspoon Fans Are Freaking Out After the Star’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Post on Instagram

Reese Witherspoon attending the Screen Actors Gilded Awards.

ICYMI: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the classic rom-com, Sweet Home Alabama. To celebrate the huge milestone, the film’s star Reese Witherspoon shared a throwback video from the movie (and fans simply can’t get enough).

Over the weekend, the Big Little Lies star posted a short video on her Instagram page, highlighting a few key moments from the beloved movie. Witherspoon wrote in the caption, “20 years ago Sweet Home Alabama came out and completely changed my life.” 

She continued, “Incredible memories of shooting this movie with these amazing actors—Josh, Patrick, Dakota, Melanie, Jean, Ethan, Mary Kay, Fred, and Candace, of course! So many great scenes and my favorite line... ‘So I can kiss you anytime I want.’ Do you remember seeing it for the first time?”

Fans completely fangirled over the celebratory video in the comments section. One person wrote, “BEST MOVIE EVER.” Another chimed in and said, “Loved this movie!!! One of my favorites [red heart emoji].”

Taking the name from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, Sweet Home Alamaba follows a young woman named Melanie, a well-known designer living in New York City. She must travel back to Alabama to convince her ex to sign divorce papers after seven years apart. 

Alongside Witherspoon, the ensemble cast included Josh Lucas (American Psycho), Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire) and Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets).

Sure, it’s been 20 years, but could there be a sequel in the works? Mayyyybe. In August 2016, Witherspoon said during a Facebook Live Q&A session that she’d be happy to make another film. “We are not making a sequel that I know of, but if Disney wants to make a sequel they can just call me. I would happily make Sweet Home Alabama 2,” she said. (Fingers crossed.)

Gosh, does anyone else feel old yet?

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