Crazy in Alabama


A backwoods Alabama boy named Peejoe - short for Peter Joseph- gets a quick education in grown-up matters like freedom and justice in 1965. The catalyst is an unlikely source - his glamorous, eccentric Aunt Lucille, who escapes from her abusive husband and takes off for Hollywood to pursue her dreams of TV stardom. The film is set against the black consciousness movement of the time, and also explores why some deliberate murderers are likeable and other accidental ones are not.


111 minutes.
No persons under 13 .
Comedy, Drama

Showtimes

Now where DID I leave his head this time?
Now where DID I leave his head this time?

Credits

Cast
Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty
Director
Antonio Banderas
ScreenplayMark Childress
Music Mark Snow
CinematographyJulio Macat
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byTriStar Pictures, Green Moon Productions

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
14
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
15
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
10
The Star
Darryl Accone
16
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
10
TV3 Screenplay
Sandy Ngema
16
Rough Cut
Sjohnna McGray
13

Average .. 63%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Interesting movie. The film is more character-driven than plot driven, and provides some insights into the culture and mindset of southern folks at the time. It also explores the common perception of justice.






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