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Release Date: March 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2007

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
After her lover (Justin Timberlake) leaves to serve in the military, Rae (Christina Ricci) gives in to her raging libido and leaps into a life of wild abandon. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), a troubled bluesman, finds Rae beaten and left for dead. He takes her in and holds her captive in an attempt to help her find a cure for her affliction.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, David Banner, Adriane Lenox, John Cothran, Ruby Wilson

Director: Craig Brewer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Vantage

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • A roiling, boiling mix of blaxploitation, sexploitation, Tennessee Williams and the Tennessee outback. show more

  • The blues music in "Moan" is superfine, but my oh my, what to make of the ripe Southern cliches and this absurd story. The film is so jaw-dropping awful that it just might become a boxoffice hit. show more

  • For all the preposterous clichés of the plot, which clanks as loudly as Laz's chain, and for all the inertness of Justin Timberlake's performance as Rae's brooding squeeze, Black Snake Moan finds unchained energy in its foolishness, and gives Mr. Jackson a chance to pluck a guitar and sing. He's really good at it, too. The music almost redeems the movie.

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