Crimes of the Heart (1986) - Comedy, Drama

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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ...

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange
Length: 105 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 3 out of 32 found boring (9.37%)

One-line Reviews (19)

this is no action movie,it's dialogue and character driven,so it may seem slow,and it's not for everyone.

One of the sisters (played by Jessica Lange) is selfish and unthinking, one (Sissy Spacek) is, well, nuts, and the other (Diane Keaton) is plain dull (and her saying "babe" all the time starts to grind very quickly).

Dull, pointless, irritating.

Tedious story of neurotic Southern women, each of whom should be in the loony bin.

So instead of human drama, we just have a rambling, pointless story.

An entertaining outrageous black comedy, it is supported by three excellent leading performances, although Sissy Spacek is by far the best, and the camera-work from Dante Spinotti is excellent, with creative camera angles and good use of panning.

Simple, easy and enjoyable.

intriguing .

Lack of a intriguing plot needn't be the end of it, the movie could be character-driven.

Yet, the movie is still worth watching.

So much sunshine lights on the faces and expressions of the actresses, and the tension, though slow, makes for a more interesting look into the inner life of Lenny, Babe and Meg.

Dull, pointless, irritating .

Jessica Lange is Meg, the fast-moving middle sister who packed up and left town for the big lights of Hollywood, only to be disappointed.

The characters are erratic and very large, which opens itself up to potential disaster, but in selecting the proper actresses for each role they were able to make it an entertaining little movie.

The far-away gaze, the slow, reflective speech patterns, the whimsical, lackadaisical laugh and edgy stance.

The women play the characters as straight as possible, approaching them as characters rather than jokes, and this helps make it an enjoyable experience as opposed to a grating one, although Keaton does overdo it at times.

watching the three woman as they react to a life changing event is fascinating.

The action is slow moving, making room for some wonderful dialogue.

A decent cast undermined by a dull plot and listless direction.