After so many highs I guess the final scenes were a tad weak compared to the rest of the film. I ain't talking about monkey junk. Just as you think you've predicted the next move Brewer shifts gears and takes an entirely different route. Jackson's character Lazarus would say. » If you've been looking for a film where a out of control nympho gets chained to a radiator by an extremely religious southern man then look no further than Paramount Vantage's latest release 'Black Snake Moan'.
Now, after chaining Rae down and employing the power of the Good Book to curb the salacious seductress' hedonistic ways, Lazarus will be forced to confront his own darkest demons in order to save the soul of a woman whose one-way ticket to hell has already been paid in full. © © 2006 by Paramount Vantage, a Division of Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved. As you watch you feel like you know exactly where it's headed despite its valiant composure. The question of if this will be understood, or be accepted by all who see the film is another story. The background characters are drab and flat while the ending is somewhat disappointing. Simply put, it's not for everyone.
. 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. It's actually one of his songs, the main performance of the film, 'Stackolee' that is the fuel to the fire of this great collection. The end result is a story that is surprising and clever. For those of you who can do that, I highly recommend it. While there we're introduced to the Godfearing bluesman, Lazarus as previously said played by Jackson, and the almost always half naked Rae; a role bravely taken on by Christina Ricci.
In rural Tennessee, Lazarus, a former blues musician who survives by truck farming, finds a young girl nearly beaten to death near his home. There are however some blotches within the screenplay. In the film this unlikely pair cross paths long enough for their characters to each learn a lesson from one another. Jackson is a hard-living ex-blues guitarist for whom the troubled days are beginning to outnumber the good. He not only directed 'Moan', but also wrote its screenplay. At the start, he fails miserably as he appears to be trying too hard. Sadly, the third star of the film, Justin Timberlake who plays Rae's military-bound boyfriend isn't all that great.
And that consisted between male and female that's in love. Later on he steps it up some, still he's far from the level he reached in January's 'Alpha Dog'. Now, as Lazarus wages a righteous struggle to redeem the soul of the fallen Rae while simultaneously ensuring that his own life hasn't been lived in vain, the situation threatens to explode as Rae's possessive boyfriend, Ronnie Justin Timberlake — a roughneck Guardsman currently preparing for a tour of duty in Iraq — comes searching for his missing lover. And it consisted between male and female. When old crush Nikki Tru Kerry Washington visits his office to get a reference letter, she becomes obsessed with Cooper and they begin a complicated relationship. Rae Christina Ricci is a 22-year-old sex addict whose wild ways are finally about to catch up with her.
What he has done with 'Black Snake Moan' will be what sets him apart from other newbies to the industry. 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. Then we have Jackson who completely disappears and for the first time in a long time makes us forget who he even is. Not exactly looking for what I just described you say? Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. 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. You'd think with the role of a sex-crazed woman, overacting would be a given, but no, not here.
In the third offering from director Craig Brewer, we are taken into the deep south where as the tagline to the film claims, everything is hotter. 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. Like I said, to fully enjoy it you have to go in with an open mind, or else you're just wasting your money. It alone is worth the ticket price. The depressing part about that is there are many other films with just as unlikely, even more outrageous scenarios that are widely well received.
No one is perfect and if everyone would realize that, then we'd be a lot better off. It left me craving for something more exciting. Until that day news came that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder. Love sometimes will leave you feeling sad and blue. The efforts of Craig Brewer can't go without mention though. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, and it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago.
Well then, you best get ya wits 'bout yaself and mosey on down to your local theater and still see it as Samuel L. In a fight for survival, each crew member must decide whether they are to accept their fate or betray their friends, as tensions rise and the air slowly leaks from the crippled spacecraft. As long as you're open minded and don't take everything seriously, there's no reason you won't leave the theater glad you saw it. In love, just like I sung one of them songs a while ago and I put a verse in there saying that love hide all fault and make you do things you don't wanna do. The other thing 'Black Snake Moan' boasts is a splendid soundtrack. And that means two people, supposed to be in love, when one or the other deceives. When Lazarus discovers Rae covered in dust and clinging to life on the side of the road, he takes her in and nurses her back to health; but Lazarus isn't your typical caregiver, he's more concerned for Rae's immortal soul than he is for her physical well-being.