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|Crazy in Alabama|
Actors: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty, Meat Loaf
Director: Antonio Banderas
Genres: Comedy, Drama
IN THE SWELTERING SUMMER OF 1965, EVERYBODY IN ALABAMA WENT COMPLETELY CRAZY, ESPECAILLY 12-YEAR-OLD PEEJOE'S GLAMOROUS AUNT LUCILLE. WHEN SHE GOT RID OF HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND AND HIT THE ROAD TO FULFILL HER DREAMS OF HOLLYW... more »
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Reviewed on 11/3/2013...
Engrossing and Entertaining…really draws you in…fine acting! Good drama and comedy.
Hilda S. from YORKTOWN, VA
Reviewed on 5/4/2008...
Melanie Griffith at her best in this crazy story about love gone bad. I think she got an award for this performance, but if not she should have.
One of the best movies of 1999!
FloozyFlapper1926 | Somewhere in the 20's | 04/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen all of the Oscar contenders and critically acclaimed movies of 1999 and believe this movie should have been up there with them. It was humorous, touching, uplifting and wonderful. Some might be disturbed by some of the subject matter - a woman who cuts off her husband's head and drives around with it in a tupperware jar - but there is so much depth to this movie, it literally made me cry. It is also the story of the narrator, Pee-Joe's, summer in Industry, Alabama where he inadvertently ends up tangling with the evil Sheriff and stands up against the injustices committed against the blacks in his town. Lucille lends a little humour to the film but her speech in court at the end is touching as she tells the reasons why she killed her husband, Chester. It was definitely a great movie all around. It will go down as one of my favorite films of all time. All of the actors in it were superb. A great message to the film is summed up by Pee-Joe "You can bury freedom but you can't kill it"."
Crazy About Alabama in Arizona
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 08/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Crazy In Alabama is engrossing and entertaining with the excellent re-creation of the mid-60's with respect to cars, fashions, and the civil rights movement.All actors were superbly cast for their roles. Not bad directing Mr. Banderas; You may have another artistic venue or outlet, yet. There are two stories simultaneously being told here. Yes, they are both effective and do meet at the end of the road for purpose and not filler. The title itself is also double edged meaning ; It is indicative of the racial tension and madness in Alabama happening while Lucille is on her cross country/Hollywood quest (to lay certain ghosts of the past to rest as well)..."
The Tale of a Decade
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is in my library of Great films because it was entertaining but at the same time had a moral I'd like my son to understand.It was comedic in its dealing with the theme of the decades of the 60's and the 70's ( and even today) yet at the same time dealt seriously and respectfully with the topic.There was one theme, of a group's search for recognition of humanity and inalienable rights in the story of a young woman who kills her husband for her freedom and a younger Black man who gives his life in a similar cause. The two ongoing stories were handled in a unique and entertaining manner.I will watch this DVD over again and enjoy it many times in the future. I will watch for other films directed by Antonio Banderas."