Crazy in Alabama (1999)

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Comedy drama. In a blackly comic story set in America's Deep South in the mid-sixties, Lucille, a youngish woman who seems to have difficulty keeping her private life to herself, decides to leave her seven children with her mother and head off to Hollywood to become a big star. The one little fly in the ointment is that she has just killed her husband - and happens to be carrying with her his severed head as a keepsake. To complicate matters, the racially-bigoted sheriff on her trail is involved in the death of a young civil rights activist whilst in pursuit.

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