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Sweet Dreams (1985)

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Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

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Movie Info

Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Aug 7, 2001

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Lange and Harris, dangerously well-matched, give us lovers whom only success could sunder.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The two main performances are excellent: Lange plays the singer without a hint of condescension to her dreams of 'a big house with yellow roses', while Harris is persuasively menacing, with an inventively foul mouth.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Miss Lange makes herself a perfect physical extension of the vibrant, changeable, enormously expressive woman who can be heard on these recordings.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There isn't the sense of a well-shaped structure in this movie; there's no clear idea of what the filmmakers thought about Patsy Cline, or what thoughts her life is supposed to inspire.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Director Karel Reisz and screenwriter Robert Getchell create a tightly woven drama with two strong main characters and a number of fine supporting roles, and the love story at the film's center is convincing.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Patsy Cline musical bio hits true notes

October 24, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Beautifully celebrates the spirit of country singer Patsy Cline.

August 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Jessica Lange plays Cline and gives her friskiest, most intriguing performance to date.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: James Sanford on Film
James Sanford on Film

Lange's performance as tragic country crooner Cline, whose life was brought to a premature end by an unfortunate meeting of her plane and a mountain, is the main reason to watch this lively biopic.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Audience Reviews for Sweet Dreams

jessica lange is wonderful as always and ed harris is fine also but the real gem performance is ann wedgeworth as the mother
April 5, 2007
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jay nixon

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Someone recently told me that Jessica Lange has trouble acting. This and Frances prove the opposite. Lange is tremendous as Patsy Cline.
April 24, 2014
John Ballantine

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    1. Patsy Cline: I can't stand it. Makes me want to scream and claw my face.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
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