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Crimes of the Heart
Crimes of the Heart
Actors: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper
Director: Bruce Beresford
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2004     1hr 45min

Three Oscar-winning actresses have a go at one of playwright Beth Henley's southern-fried comedies, and cook up an agreeable gumbo. In the town of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, Diane Keaton dithers her birthday away as one sist...  more »

     

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Actors: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper
Director: Bruce Beresford
Creators: Dante Spinotti, Arlene Rothberg, Bill Gerber, Burt Sugarman, Freddie Fields, P.K. Fields, Beth Henley
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Diane Keaton, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: FOX Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2004
Original Release Date: 12/12/1986
Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/1986
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Cynthia C. from MESQUITE, TX
Reviewed on 10/18/2013...
SO wonderful! Besides loving all three of the main actesses, their portrayal of small southern town life is spot on....and hysterical! Always makes me cry, too!

Movie Reviews

Up-close and intimate
Martyn Richard Jones | Cordoba, Spain | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The films I watch tend to be action films of the likes of Arnie, Stallone and Gibson et al. So it may come as a surprise that I say that I think this film is a real gem. So why do I think that? Well, for a start it's just a pure delight from start to end. Great acting, great directing, great storyline. It's a southern story played out with charm, elegance and humanity. It's really very diificult to say exactly why one likes this movie because it really is a special personal experience that covers so many things, from aspects of motivation, the way the characters reflect and even just their accents. I will never forget those simple lines "oh babe why did you do it" and the replies, or the "she was just having a very bad day" lines too. It's a very personal film, laid back, up-close, intimate, soft, a work of art. Brilliant acting, brilliant direction and brilliant script - lovely film."
Sweet and Endearing
Lisa Verson | Dayton, OH | 08/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie, to me, was truly wonderful. It pulls you in and makes you want to keep watching. The comedy is wonderful, as is the drama. Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek are wonderful as three sisters who are reunited because of something that happens. Sam Shepard has a wonderful supporting role as 'Doc'. All of the actors were terrific in this movie. If you like dramas and comedies mixed into one, then definitely rent or buy this movie. You won't regret it! Three Oscar winning actresses in the leading roles, a wonderful storyline, and a wonderful play-turned-into-a-movie."
Great movie
Ralph R. Echtinaw | Alma, MI United States | 07/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Usually when I sense that the actors had a great time making a movie, the result isn't particularly noteworthy. ("Cannonball Run" comes to mind.) But "Crimes of the Heart" is an exception. If Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton and Sissy Spacek weren't absolutely delighted to tackle the lead roles in this film, they are much better actors than I thought.The material is reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor, who wrote some of the most humorous, offbeat Southern fiction extant.The three sisters are so controlled by their visceral reactions that one wonders if any of them have ever had an intellectual moment. Although it would be maddening to have such people for friends, they're great instruments for movie comedy.One final note: If anyone thinks Sissy Spacek is goofy-looking (as I used to), they will change their mind when they see her in this. She is absolutely gorgeous here."