He confronts the pair with a pistol, but Lazarus talks him down and summons the pastor. It would be my hope that people don't read all the hype. Not one to tell endings. Now I suppose it helps that I live in Memphis. The film draws numerous references to the , particularly in its title and soundtrack.
After Rae regains her wits, Lazarus announces that it is his spiritual duty to heal her of her sinful ways and refuses to release her until he does so. Jackson , a troubled bluesman, finds Rae beaten and left for dead. Lazarus' wife and his brother were having an affair, which has left him bitter and angry. But of course, I wanted to see it for the laugh factor. All these things combine to make it the theatrical experience that it unashamedly is. Last time I saw Craig Brewer he was singing Ike and Tina to the audience and turning Sundance upside down with his breakout film Hustle and Flow. Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community.
Archived from on October 23, 2007. Take my words to heart and then go with your instinct on this one. But on the other, I'm kind of curious how my opinion might be affected via a second viewing. Jackson a chance to pluck a guitar and sing. Get past the various things like skinny girls in white panties. This time around he fulfills on his big Sundance payday with another unique vision thats going to get everyone talking about Samuel L Jackson, and if you thought Christina Ricci was just that girl in the Addams Family movies then think again. Rae's boyfriend, Ronnie, goaded by the man who nearly beat Rae to death, misunderstands the relationship between Lazarus and Rae, and vows to kill him.
Of course, I do not recommend it for young audiences due to some graphic material, but if you are looking for a great story and genuine acting from Sam Jackson, Christina Ricci and,yes, even Justin Timberlake, I encourage you to see 'Black Snake Moan'. No, it's not for everybody. Proceed at your own caution. Rae's boyfriend, Ronnie, goaded by the man who nearly beat Rae to death, misunderstands the relationship between Lazarus and Rae, and vows to kill him. For the most part, these are the modern-day Delta blues rather than 's, though there are a couple of mean voice-overs by here, and that is as it should be.
The plot focuses on a Mississippi bluesman Jackson who holds a troubled local woman Ricci captive in his house in an attempt to cure her of her after finding her severely beaten on the side of a road. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Commercial rankings As of May 20, 2008, ranked the album 8,894 in its music category. Archived from on June 21, 2007. On the television program , , filling in for , described the film as the best of the year thus far. In the morning, Lazarus frees Rae, having decided that he has no authority to pass judgment on her.
It may also help that I am the former Director of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. She eventually comes to tolerate her position. Ronnie spots Rae and follows her to Lazarus' house. During one of Rae's binges, Ronnie's friend Gill Morton tries to take advantage of her. I have no interest in exploiting women any further than they've already been exploited.
Those of you with more delicate palates might experience a little discomfort watching this, and understandably so. Archived from on September 28, 2007. Ricci's half-nakedness for 75% of the film is testament to that. Burnside and Kenny Brown Performed by Samuel L. He takes her in and holds her captive in an attempt to help her find a cure for her affliction. Working at a movie theater as a projectionist, I have the opportunity to watch basically every movie that comes out. Jackson , a troubled bluesman, finds Rae beaten and left for dead.
I had spent time reading reviews. Ricci wore an actual 40- 18 chain during filming and ate only foods of no nutritional value to achieve a sickly appearance. It features very solid acting, a great atmosphere, and a strangely different story. I don't want to reveal too much so I'll just say there's some dark moments, some very funny moments and whole lot of great acting. Though its aspirations run higher, there's no denying that the film has its moments of exploitation. Later, Rae and Lazarus take a trip into town, where Rae confronts her mother about the she suffered at the hands of her mother's partner.