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Black Snake Moan (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  2 March 2007 (USA)
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A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.



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In rural Mississippi, Lazarus, a former blues musician who survives by truck farming, finds a young girl nearly beaten to death near his home. She's the white-trash town tramp, molded by a life of sexual abuse at the hands of her father and verbal abuse from her mother, who seems to delight in reminding Rae of her mistake in not aborting her. Lazarus, who is also facing personal crisis at the dissolution of his marriage, nurses Rae back to health, providing her with gentle, fatherly advice as well as an education in blues music. 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. Lazarus, exhibiting a street-smart understanding of violence and its motives, calls Ronnie's bluff, senses that he is as troubled as Rae, and becomes a guiding force in the young couple's resurrection. Written by Joe Jurca

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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2 March 2007 (USA)  »

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A lánc  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,143,199 (USA) (2 March 2007)


$9,396,487 (USA) (18 May 2007)

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The panties Christina Ricci wore in the film were bought by herself at Dillard's department store. She also contributed cowboy boots, a Wrangler jacket, and a pair of shorts from her own closet. See more »


When Lazarus is entering the pharmacy he pulls a shirt over an obviously dirty tank underwear shirt with yellow staining at the front neckline. When he talks to the pharmacist moments later he's wearing the shirt, but his still-showing underwear shirt is pristine white. See more »


Reverend R. L.: Ima tell you something and it's just gonna be between you and me. I think folks carry on about heaven too much, like it's some kind of all you can eat buffet up in the clouds and folks just do as they told so they can eat what they want behind some pearly gates. There's sinning in my heart, there's evil in the world but when I got no one, I talk to God. I ask for strength, I ask for forgiveness, not peace at the end of my days when I got no more life to live or no more good to do but today, ...
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Referenced in To the Devil a Dog (2005) See more »


Lonesome In My Home
Written and Performed by Junior Kimbrough
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Craig Brewer convinces us that he is for real and Samuel L. makes sweet music
26 January 2007 | by (Salt Lake City, UT USA) – See all my reviews

Just saw this fantastic film at the Sundance premier and cannot sing its praises enough. 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. 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. Ricci plays Rae a complete mess of a women who without her beloved Ronnie, played by the getting better all the time Justin Timberlake, has an uncontrollable need for all things sexual. When Ronnie leaves for the a tour with the Army, Rae's demons send her tumbling down a bumpy road that leaves her used and abused left for dead on the side of the road. Along comes old blues-man Lazarus played by the great Samuel L Jackon, Lazarus himself has a few demons lurking around in his head as well, notably his ex-wife who done wrong by him. Lazarus gets to think about this young women and after some soul searching he takes it upon himself to cure her evil ways with some love, some lessons and a 40 lb. chain. 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. This movie isn't by any means Hustle & Flow 2, however Craig Brewer does tie the two films together with his hope for redemption and change for the better for even the most unlikely of people. Audiences will find a movie worth watching here and worth thinking about well after it ends.

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