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Big Bad Love

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Big Bad Love

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
111 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/22/02
performer:
Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Rosanna Arquette, Angie Dickinson, Paul Le Mat
director:
Arliss Howard
author:
Arliss Howard, Jim Howard
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

For the most part, this torn and frayed soundtrack for ”Big Bad Love,” the film adaptation of Larry Brown’s book of short stories, consists of rafter-shaking Mississippi hill country blues from the Fat Possum label, as well as like-minded contributions from Tom Waits and Tom Verlaine. If there’s a God, this record will do for backwoods reprobates like R.L. Burnside and T-Model Ford what O Brother, Where Art Thou? did for blue-grass.