Crazy in Alabama
Crazy in Alabama (1999)

Comedy and drama take turns in this period piece based on a novel by Mark Childress. Peejoe (Lucas Black), short for Peter Joseph, lives in a small Alabama town in 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights movement. He becomes involved with a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Melanie Griffith gets kudos for her performance, but the movie just doesn't seem to come together.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Never has a woman been more lovingly directed by her real-life husband in a Hollywood film.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

A key problem is that the Lucille storyline just doesn't work.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

With its sluggish pace and awkward continuity, 'Crazy in Alabama' emerged as one of the most disappointing films released in 1999.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As for Griffith, it's the best role she's had since Working Girl.

Moira MacDonald

Too many scenes feel excessively underscored, either by Mark Snow's sentimental music, or by characters commenting on the action.

Michael Dequina

OK, Antonio, you love your wife, but that doesn't mean you have to cast her.

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Entertainment Weekly

Campy as a flick by Banderas' evident artistic mentor, Pedro Almódovar.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Crazy in Alabama manages to be both sweeping and small, quirky and sincere, and offers Melanie Griffith her best role in years.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Banderas' direction is as unstable as an isotope on Three Mile Island.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Amazing comic tale about racism, freedom, spousal abuse, and personal growth.
Marcus Woolcott
This is technically a "coming-of-age" film, but it has a kookiness to it that's irresistible. It deals with 60's racism without being… More
danny d
crazy is right
Leigh Ryan
Weird but okay.