Despite the name value of Keaton, Lange, and Spacek, along with a script based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART is a dismal affair that reeks of pretentious self-importance. Keaton is the eldest of three oddball Southern sisters. Spacek, the youngest, has been in a
local jail since shooting her husband (Carroll) but is out on bond. Just arriving from Hollywood is the middle sister, Lange, a singer who just can't get a break and has been working in a dog-food factory. The three sisters are reunited at the home of their grandfather (Hatfield), where they grew
up after their mother committed suicide. Gradually old hurts and jealousies arise as the...