January 26, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

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
Steven Kloves
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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