Black Snake Moan (2006)


110 MIN




Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci star as two lost souls in this story of love and redemption from writer/director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow). There was a time when Lazarus (Jackson) played the blues; a time he got Bojo’s Juke Joint shakin’. Now he lives them. Bitter and broken from a shattered marriage, Lazarus’s soul is lost in spent dreams and betrayal’s contempt until he finds Rae (Ricci). Half naked and beaten unconscious, Lazarus comes across Rae left for dead on the side of the road. He quickly learns that the young woman he’s nursing back to health is the town tramp and has issues going back to her troubled childhood of abuse and abandonment. He decides to cure her of her wicked ways using the most unorthodox methods, but finds he has to face his own demons in order to help her. Also stars Justin Timberlake and S. Epatha Merkerson.