"...Antonio Banderas pulls off a credible directorial debut with CRAZY IN ALABAMA..."
USA Today - 10/22/1999
"...Lucas Black gives an engaging performance....His performance is respectable..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/1990
"...Griffith remains endearing and persuasive..."
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...Antonio Banderas makes an accomplished directorial debut..."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"[L]ikeably quirky, with an impressive performance from Meatloaf..."
Banderas' directorial debut has enough plots for two movies. In one, crazy Lucille (Griffith) chops off her husband's head and flees to Hollywood to become a star. In another, a small black boy, Taylor Jackson (Miller), is the victim of brutally vicious racism, sparking a heated civil rights battle. All of this is seen through the eyes of Peejoe (Black), a young boy who recounts the events with a nostalgic memory, bringing all of the various subplots together.