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Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  22 October 1999 (USA)
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An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

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A backwoods Alabama boy named Peejoe -short for Peter Joseph- gets a quick education in grown-up matters like freedom 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. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to lose your mind to find your freedom

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic material, language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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22 October 1999 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,010,596 (USA) (22 October 1999)

Gross:

$1,954,202 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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Two of Lucille's children are played by Melanie Griffith's real-life children: Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas. See more »

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Peejoe: Life and death are only temporary, but freedom goes on forever.
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Like Little Children
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Carole King
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An honest spirit lifter with a sarcastic background
10 December 2001 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

A woman chops her husband's head off and leaves a punch of kids behind to go fill her dream to become a movie star. The name of this movie is a rather good description. But behind this crazy story line this movie holds a truly honest, sarcastic, picture of a strong, loving woman.

In addition there is another story of a boy who will also become a star even without wanting to become one. In the middle of racism this boy becomes a hero while standing against this oppression. This part of the movie is quite naive, but that didn't bother me, not a bit.

The actors did their job not only well, but great. I know I'm not very critical person, but I really loved this movie and I think I could watch it again and again just to get some energy and to regain my sometimes vanishing positivity.

I was amazed not to see this movie in the top 250. I really believe it belongs there. I've seen Shawshank Redemption and I think this movie, while lighter, doesn't fall far behind.


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