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The Fabulous Baker Boys

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
114 minutes
performer:
Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer
director:
Steven Kloves
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
78572
genre:
Drama, Romance, Comedy

We gave it an A

Pfeiffer warbled ”Makin’ Whoopee” on a piano and writhed into the hearts of men everywhere, but this superb debut from Steve Kloves — the screenwriter behind Wonder Boys and the Harry Potter series — has much more going for it than her sultry, Oscar-nominated turn. The Fabulous Baker Boys is the tale of a pair of has-been lounge-lizard siblings (the brothers Bridges, both excellent) taking on a feisty chanteuse is the kind of bluesy romantic drama we rarely see anymore; nearly every scene is a jazz-tinged, virtuoso actors’ duet. EXTRAS None.

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