Crimes Of The Heart

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(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 Award Nominations
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sissy Spacek as “Babe Magrath”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Tess Harper as “Chick Boyle”)
Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium) (Beth Henley)

Golden Globe Award
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Sissy Spacek)

Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical



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