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The Fabulous Baker Boys Reviews

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April 17, 2014
In one word, magical...
February 12, 2014
Quite simply the best film I have ever seen. The atmosphere is perfect. The cast are exemplary. The story is at once romantic, real, the music is brilliant; heart breaking and heart mending. Funny, tender and sexy without being gratuitous.
September 22, 2013
wow what a movie......i have just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.....i think that jeff bridges, michelle pieiffer, beau bridges, ellie raab, jennifer tilly, xander berkeley, steve alterman, play good roles/parts throughout this movie.....i think that the director of this drama/romance/musical/performing arts movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect thoruhgout this movie.....i think that Michelle Pfeiffer was great thorughout this movie......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......i think that this is a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch.......i think that this is a really well directed movie 2 watch i think that this is a good romance movie 2 watch.......i think that both jeff bridges/beau bridges were great as the baker boys in this movie........i think that todd jeffries was good thorughout this movie......i think that this is a really enjoyable movie 2 watch its so really well acted its so good 2 watch......i think that Michelle Pfeiffer was absolutley brilliant throughout this movie....i think that the fight scene between the brothers was good thorughout this movie.....i think that this is a really enjoyable movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie i think that this is a good romance movie 2 watch.....i think that this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch with a great cast thorughout this movie
September 11, 2013
Um ótimo roteiro, direção firme de Steve Kloves e atuações fascinantes de Michelle Pfeiffer e Jeff Bridges.
½ September 2, 2013
Like Roger Ebert said, Fabulous Baker Boys is the historical proof why Michelle Pfeiffer could have become a superstar. Besides presenting a character of substance with principles, flesh and blood, Pfeiffer's singing here is equally admirable. The Bridges siblings are great here too. With distinctive differences, Beau Bridges' character is more receptive, though Jeff shows he is the right choice to play frustrated musician, like what he did 20 years later in Crazy Heart.
Super Reviewer
August 15, 2013
The use of the real life Bridges brothers aids this film tremendously as they compete for the affections of Michelle Pfeiffer. Is it intentional that the less talented brother happens to be Beau who is truly far less talented of an actor than brother Jeff? It works.
½ August 1, 2013
Michael Ballhaus is a bad-ass.
March 28, 2013
I just love this movie. The sexual chemistry between Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer in the adjoining rooms/shared bathroom scene is incredible. Also the sibling rivalry between Jeff and Beau is a joy to watch.
February 15, 2013
A piano playing duo introduces a female singer to the band. This drama is quite sophisticated and a little too precious to appreciate fully. The script can also be dull sometimes and the drama a little outdated, but the performances of the cast, especially Pfeiffer who is wonderful, and the lush photography which almost blatantly glorifies the glamorous side of the after dinner party and fancy night club atmosphere make this a nicely stylised film lacking an exciting story.
January 14, 2013
Steve Kloves' sharply written and grittily produced tale showcases an assortment of examples of wit and emotion, as well solid performances from the three principal players and, yes, Michelle Pfeiffer's sultry performance of 'Makin' Whoopee'.

But 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' is about more than just song routines and the darker side of being a professional performer; it's about people trying to find themselves in the world, driven by passion and fear.

A career highlight for all concerned; it is to date Pfeiffer's most acclaimed and awarded role.
January 2, 2013
Fairly old movie, love Michelle in the red dress at the new year's eve show. She looks so sexy when the dress pulling apart and Jack's figures slip under the silk
½ December 24, 2012
To be honest, it's a letdown. It feels like a movie too long.. the only thing that is interesting is Michelle and her voice.
September 3, 2012
A clichà (C)-filled screenplay takes sensational light under Kloves direction and the lead trio outstanding performances. Michelle Pfeiffer steals the spotlight in this, setting what now is a standard for the "sexy, uninterested, independent woman". The film is, indeed, fabulous.
July 23, 2012
An OK storyline. Michelle Pfeiffer is wonderful.
July 16, 2012
I wanted to see this when it came out but i couldn't go to the cinema for it, lest it corrupt my young mind. I had a thing for Michelle (can anyone spell the surname without google) Pfeiffer at the time but over the years i kept forgetting to watch it, so i just got round to it. Gladly, it's a good film, though it could have been a great one, but an assured directorial debut from Steve (he wrote all the Harry Potter screenplay's) Kloves. Jeff Bridges, acting his chops off, as he tends to do and generally looking cool throughout and older brother Beau (looking like a cross between a portly Matthew Broderick and the writer Paul ((Father of Louis)) Theroux) make a great partnership and the aforementioned Pfeiffer, smoulders like the sleazy sax score and looks hotter than Satan's ass on cheap curry night.
July 7, 2012
The thing feels like a Merchant and Ivory film. It moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, and even Jeff Bridges is overshadowed by the blandness of the storyline.
½ June 26, 2012
Good movie, solid performances...
June 26, 2012
Very well acted. The brothers in real life were great on screen and were brilliant at playing polar opposites. Jeff Bridges took on the role as a cynical, jaded musician apathetic to just about everything. Where as Beau's character was of the happy go lucky overly optimistic variety. Michelle Pfeiffer's singing was exceptional, as this film marked the beginning of her success in Hollywood.
½ June 21, 2012
Jeff Bridges & Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges and jazz music were worth watching and listening but the second half of the movie was boring.
½ June 18, 2012
Michelle Pfeiffer deserved the Oscar that year. Great perform
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