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Crazy Mama

Crazy Mama (1975)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1975 Wide

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Cloris Leachman stars as Melba, a woman with whom violence is a way of life, in Jonathan Demme's high-pitched "B"-movie Crazy Mama. The film spans three decades in the violent life of Melba, beginning in Jerusalem, Arkansas in 1932, when law enforcers kill her father (Clint Kimbrough), turning her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern) into a bitter widow. Mother and daughter take off to Long Beach, California, and the time jumps to 1958, when the two are thrown out of their beauty salon for non-payment of

May 28, 2002

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Pure exhilaration

March 1, 2012 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Opening nine months after the R-rated 'Big Bad Mama,' the PG 'Crazy Mama' substituted comedy for sex and a 1950s Mad magazine/rock-and-roll vibe for 1930s rusticity.

January 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

... relies more on momentum and personality than narrative but that's just fine for this misfit crime spree road comedy.

December 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Parallax View
Parallax View

The film wonderfully tears down the conventions of '50s womanhood, while providing loads of quirky fun along the way.

December 4, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
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This movie has a lot of action, mostly gun fights and car chases, but the acting is average and the story is like Big Bad Mama, just with more characters. I was expecting a dark comedy, as the summary says, but there are very few laughs, and it's not very dark either. It's not a horrendous movie, though, it just needed more work.
May 6, 2011
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