Crazy in Alabama - Movie Synopsis & Plot
It's the summer of 1965, and a backwoods Alabama boy named Peejoe (Sling Blade's Lucas Black) - short for Peter Joseph - is about to get a fast education in grown-up matters like freedom. The catalyst will be the most unlikely of sources-his glamorous, eccentric Aunt Lucille (Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith), who escapes from her husband's clutches and takes off for Hollywood to pursue her dreams of TV stardom. In the midst of her journey to assert her own independence, she will be an unlikely catalyst for an unforgettable summer for her nephew Peejoe, a backwoods Alabama boy who is about to get a fast education in grown-up matters like personal freedom, women's rights and racial prejudice.
CRAZY IN ALABAMA, marking the directorial debut of acclaimed international star Antonio Banderas, is a poignant, stirring comedy-drama that intertwines two unique stories against the backdrop of Los Angeles and the Deep South.
Two unusual stories meet and intertwine in Columbia Pictures/Green Moon Production's "Crazy in Alabama," a poignant and captivating comedy-drama set in Los Angeles and the Deep South during the height of the civil rights era.
"Crazy in Alabama" marks the directorial debut of Antonio Banderas, the international star known for his roles in such films as "The Mask of Zorro," "Evita, "Interview with the Vampire" and "Desperado."