Black Snake Moan

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Black Snake Moan

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Black Snake Moan

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In Theaters March 2, 2007
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On DVD June 26, 2007 Now Available ?
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There was a time when Lazarus (Jackson) played the blues; a time he got Bojo's Juke Joint shakin' back in the day. Now he lives them. Bitter and broken from a cheating wife and a shattered marriage, Lazarus' soul is lost in spent dreams and betrayal's contempt -- until Rae (Ricci). Half naked and beaten unconscious, Rae is left for dead on the side of the road when Lazarus discovers her. The God-fearing, middle-aged black man quickly learns that the young white woman he's nursing back to health is none other than the town tramp from the small Tennessee town where they live. Worse, she has a peculiar anxiety disorder. He realizes when the fever hits, Rae's affliction has more to do with love lost than any found.

Abused as a child and abandoned by her mother, Rae is used by just about every man in the phone book. She tethers her only hope to Ronnie (Timberlake), but escape to a better life is short-lived when Ronnie ships off for boot camp. Desperation kicks in, as a drug-induced Rae reverts to surviving the only way she knows how, by giving any man what he wants to get what she needs -- until Lazarus. Refusing to know her in the biblical sense, Lazarus decides to cure Rae of her wicked ways -- and vent some unresolved male vengeance of his own. He chains her to his radiator, justifying his unorthodox methods with quoted scripture. Preacher R.L. (Cothran) intervenes, but it is Lazarus and Rae who redeem themselves.

Unleashing Rae emotionally, Lazarus unchains his heart, finding love again in Angela (Merkerson). By saving Rae, he frees himself.

Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some violence and drug use.

Box office gross: $9.3 million. View box office history.

Released by Paramount Classics. See more credits.

 

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