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Crimes of the Heart

1986

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  • This was something new for Spacek: an overtly comic role. There’s a bit of Holly Hunter spitfire in her Babe, but while Keaton and Lange are (entertainingly) huffing and puffing around her, Spacek is just hanging back, playing peacekeeper, and dropping a one-liner here and there with aplomb. She even pulls off some climactic physical comedy, in which dark-comic business with a rope, a knife, and an oven reveals Crimes of the Heart to be the comic flipside to ’night Mother.

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