Thursday, June 28, 2007

Movie Review - Black Snake Moan

This came out on Tuesday, and Netflix is usually awesome enough to get us movies on the days they come out. This Tuesday wasn't any different. They delivered us the awesomeness that is Samuel L. Jackson, and the insane hotness (and incredible nakedness) that is Christina Ricci in this film. Oh yeah, Justin Timberlake is in this one too and for some reason I've never really liked him at all. In fact I think him playing a heterosexual soldier is a stretch, but that's just me. Actually, he's only in the movie for a few minutes and he plays a total bitch so maybe it's not a stretch. Anyway, basic plot outline is that Christina Ricci is a sex addict that as it turns out suffered some sexual abuse as a child and now she's banging anything that moves to cope. Her boyfriend is Justin Timberlake who is going off to war to be a sniper of some sort. I think he's gone one day and she's whoring around until her boyfriends best friend beats her and leaves her on the side of the road for dead. Samuel L. Jacksons character - Lazarus - is a God Fearing blues musician/farmer who is struggling with issues of his own. His wife left him for his brother and obviously he didn't take it well. Who would? He stumbles on Ricci and nurses her back to health, but decides he needs to cure her of her wicked ways so he chains her to a radiator in his house so she can't escape. Luckily for us, she's chained up half naked for most of the movie. Here is a screen cap for you...

At any rate, the movie is good. It's very bizarre how both of these people find their way back to living a normal life. It has the feelings of a Quentin Tarantino film, but it's not. I thought going in that it was going to be a comedy, but realistically it's not. It has it's funny moments, and of Ricci pulls off the nympho so well that you wonder if she really is a nymphomaniac. I'd have to say a role like this takes someone with some insane confidence, and you have to be able to act. She's very good, very believable, and very hot. Jackson is actually not in his typical role like Snakes on a Plane, or any Tarantino film he's done. It's out of character for him as well, but he's really good. He can even sing the blues, and come to find out they put his songs on the soundtrack.

Since the movie isn't really a comedy, what is it? It's a drama...a very very bizarre one with the message that you can find help in the strangest places, and no matter what happens to you in life someone will get you through it. Maybe their is a facing some demons message in there too...but the movie is good. I'm probably going to buy the soundtrack just because it put me in the mood for the blues...and the blues as sung by Sam Jackson can't be all bad right?


I have never heard of this movie, but when I saw your title I thought it might be a porno, lol. It actually sounds kind good..maybe I'll rent it if we ever get a working DVD player!
posted by Blogger Chas at 12:49 PM  
It does sound like a cheesy porn flic, and Christina Ricci is just about naked enough to make it one. But it's good. No working DVD player? That's just awful my friend.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:37 AM  

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