Crazy in Alabama Movie Review Summary

Actors: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Meat Loaf

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Crazy in Alabama

Everything goes a little crazy in the summer of 1965, deep in south Alabama. This is the story of Peejoe (Black), a thirteen-year-old boy with a pure heart, and his eccentric Aunt Lucille (Griffith), a star struck southern housewife who looks to Hollywood for salvation. When Lucille gets a shot to fulfill her dreams at a national television show, nothing's going to stop her, including her abusive husband Chester who told her she couldn't go so she killed him. Lucille travels west, carrying Chester's head along with her in a hat box, to become a star. Her story becomes intertwined with that of Peejoe, who is sent off to live with his Uncle Dove (Morse), manager of the only “white” funeral home in the town of Industry. The sleepy town explodes with racial violence involving Sheriff Doggett (Meat Loaf) and Peejoe is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Lucille has a run of luck but it soon runs out and she is flown back to Industry to stand trial for the murder of Chester.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Fay Rose

PeeJoe is an Alabama boy. He grows up in one summer. His Aunt Lucille tells him that she murdered her husband. Lucille moves to California to pursue an acting career after she kills her husband. PeeJoe also witnessed the murder of a black boy by a white sheriff.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dashaun Montanez

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism! Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Killer POV story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife    -   student Age:    -   a kid    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   California Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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