Black Snake Moan

Director: Craig Brewer
Year Released: 2006
Rating: 1.5

White trash superstar Christina Ricci gets all hot-in-the-crotch when boyfriend Justin Timberlake goes to Iraq; Samuel L. Jackson takes it upon himself to tame her by chaining her to his radiator. Too high-minded and self-conscious to work as pure exploitation - plus, it's blatantly fearful of female sexuality - and too dumb to realize casting Timberlake as the tortured war vet is not wise (he may sing and he may get the girls but he's not exactly Richard Burton), though casting Jackson to play the blues aficionado is a wise choice. Jack Hill's version would have been much sleazier.