Crazy in Alabama

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Antonio Banderas
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

-Well, it's about time, then.

What do you say?

I don't know. Meemaw needs us.

I'm sorry, sweet pea.

I should've told you.

Y'all gonna go stay with Dove now.

-But for how long?

-I don't know.

It's all just been too much

for me right now.

And her young'uns need me

worse than you do.

You said we could always stay here.

Quiet! Don't be contrary.

This has been a hard day.

Don't worry, Mama.

He'll be all right.


...Lucille didn't mean to do

what she did.

She's just....

Lord, I don't know.

She's a good girl.

She's just...


Well, if she calls,

tell her to stay where she is.

I'll come get her.

Oh, Mama.

Try to get some rest.

You look tired.

She say who she's gonna see

out there in California?

That agent fella?

I don't want them to catch her,

Uncle Dove.

It's awful what she did,

but it won't make it...

...better if they put her

in the electric chair.

Maybe that won't happen...

...if we can bring her back

before she does anything else.

His name was Harry Hall.

Now, Uncle Dove?

Let it rip.

Wiley thought it was the coolest thing

in the world to ride in a hearse... long as you were riding

up front.

But for the first time,

I felt like an orphan...

... with a capital "O"

I counted for nothing.

I belonged to nobody.

There's no need for this circus, John.

She did it.

I told you she did it.

Chester Vinson is a mean man.

Anybody deserved killing....

You know my boys never get

any action around here.

This is first-degree murder.

This is big.

We've known each other

since we were yea high.

You gotta help me out here.

We're talking about my sister.

She's out of her mind.

She doesn't know what she's doing.

Which boy did she talk to?

Peter Joseph, shake hands

with Sheriff Doggett.

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Mark Childress

Mark Childress (born 1957, Monroeville, Alabama) is an American novelist and southern writer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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