When a weathered, God-fearing ex-blues musician finds the town nymphomaniac severely beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, he vows to cure her of her wicked ways in Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer's raw and unflinching follow-up. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hard-living ex-blues guitarist for whom the troubled days are beginning to outnumber the good. Rae (Christina Ricci) is a 22-year-old sex addict whose wild ways are finally about to catch up with her. 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. 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. 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.
Disc #1 -- Black Snake Moan Play Set Up Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround Audio Options: English 2.0 Surround Audio Options: Français Commentary With Writer/Director Craig Brewer Subtitle Options: English Subtitle Options: Español Subtitle Options: None Special Features Commentary With Writer/Director Craig Brewer Conflicted: The Making of Black Snake Moan Rooted in the Blues The Black Snake Moan Deleted Scenes Commentary With Writer/Director Craig Brewer On/Off Play All Laz Breaks Rae's Fever R.L. Has News For Laz Laz in Bedroom/Rae and Ronnie B&W Laz Goes to Angela's House Laz in Pool Hall Photo Gallery Previews Scene Selection Through Their Love Say You Love Me Personal Demons Discovery Fever Dreams I Aim to Cure You Chained Showing Appreciation What's Your Heaven? Discharge Howling Back Let It Out Night Owls That Kind of Blues Faith, Hope and Love We're Okay
Black Snake Moan 4.3 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, Rae's boyfriend goes out to war, and after only two hours of his absense, she hits the sheets, HARD. But after a night of sex, booze and drugs, Rae is left intoxicated, beat on, and near death when Lazaures "Samuel L. Jackson" finds her, finds out who she is, and chains her to his radiator. This is where it begins. The chain serves as her only chance to rid her of her wicked ways, as she spends days fighting to escape, and finally learning a lesson served southern style. The acting is the best i've seen this year, besides BUG. Every scene is gripping, intense, or hilarious. And by the end, you won't forget it. Brewer captured this movie with enough integrity to tear the house down. You even feel for Ricci as she goes through hell to make herself a better person. This is not to be missed. Even after waiting half a year to see this film from when i first heard about it, to my eager await for it on DVD because it never played in MIDLAND, MI i was still in love. By the way, i bought it before i even saw it.
More than 1 year ago
Director Craig Brewer loves the south and I’m 2 for 2 for loving his films. If this film were made in the late sixties, it would be an unabashed cult classic that we’d be boasting of for decades. Samuel L. Jackson delivers another solid performance complete w/ gritty guitar-playing. Christina Ricci delivers a well-acted performance, although she can be a bit annoying at times. I'm gaining even more respect for Justin Timberlake since the SNL skit and after seeing his performance in this movie, things have never looked better for him. Some of the scenes w/o Sammy can drag, but the movie's themes balance it out and make for an enjoyable time for all. I don't know how Sammy stumbled on the snake theme, but it's definitely working for him. Also, David Banner is in this movie .. his first starting role pretty much suites him. He’d done his character naturally to the point he didn’t have to act. I’m curious to see how far this rapper might go. The lighting, cinematography, music, film editing, and direction are absolutely stellar. The character development is so deep that you feel you actually understand them in their messed-up, crazy actions, and because of it nothing seems too far-fetched or out of the ordinary, even when it is. The movie presents itself to be about sex, but it is about far more than that. It is about loss, redemption, determination, and overcoming the mere physical pleasures in life to understand the deeper meaning of love. It is a film about music. While watching this, I found myself lost in the poetry of the old blues lyrics. By understanding the art of blues, the audience is able to more fully comprehend what this film is about. Much like 'Hustle and Flow' tried to explain what Hip-Hop meant to it's hard-core "real" fans, 'Black Snake Moan' shows how the free-style, yet structured world of blues can act as the guiding light to those lost in the realm of physical pleasure. Blues is playing what you feel, but never straying from the main form that got you there. In the movie, the camera might stray from the norm of what we're used to seeing, but it never completely loses us. The editing, lighting, and direction is freestyle, but not in an Oliver Stone 'freakishly annoying' kind of way. The blues is what leads to the final understanding between the two main characters. Music offers the understanding, redemption, and calmness through loss. This one is definitely not for everyone, as you might guess from the drugs, cursing, boozing, wild sex, assault, kidnapping, bondage, nearly naked people, frequent underwear moments, blues club dance moves and an overabundance of fringe religious bellowing. If you are a bit twisted, you will definitely see the humorous and campy moments and please don't take any of it too seriously. It is just a step up from Mr. Jackson's sub par "Snakes on a Plane" ... but the music is much better (except for the singing).