Some people will feel uncomfortable; many
others will find it more sweet than sweaty.
This film moves in many directions. It's
a hilarious comedy and a musical bluesy-feel drama.
Samuel L. Jackson plays Lazarus, an over-the-hill
farmer and retired blues singer who rescues a sex-crazed white
trashy loose girl named Ray (played by Christina Ricci), chaining
her to his radiator heater on his farm to save her from herself.
Black Snake Moan
is as unpredictable as it is unusual.
It shows how a little human kindness can
go a long way.
It works for me.
Christina Ricci turns in one gutsy performance
in the raw and sometimes laughable Black Snake Moan.
It's an offbeat film about strange people,
told in a unique way -- why just the pacing is enough to cause
some to writhe in their seats.
Advertised like a 60s exploitation film,
this story about a nymphomaniac, an alcoholic blues guitarist,
and a National Guardsman with anxiety disorder is actually a
parable of dysfunctional people trying to cope in a "normal"
Not for everyone, but surprisingly fresh.
This is basically a silly, twisted story.
In my view the movie tries to mix too many
human dysfunctions, like: extreme lust, mental illness, love
lost, and adultery, to mention a few.
I found the excited, unstrung, and barely
adorned characters to be on the trite side, or used far too much.