Crimes Of The Heart


(out of 5)

Three very different sisters reunite after the youngest of them () shoots her husband and tries to kill herself by baking her head in the oven. Naturally, as this is a Beth Henley play adaptation, the subject is used for comedic effect. The eldest sister is an uptight old maid () who takes care of their ailing grandfather, while their middle sibling () is a sexpot who enjoys the company of all the men in her life. Henley’s trademark kooky characters are the most attractive aspect along with the powerhouse cast (which also includes and ). Bruce Beresford brings his usual golden touch in directing Henley’s screenplay.

De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

USA, 1986

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on her play

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1986

Golden Globe Awards 1986


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