Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

It's about two brothers struggling to make a living as lounge jazz pianists in Seattle. In desperation, they take on a female singer, who revitalizes their careers, causing the brothers to re-examine their relationship with each other and with their music. [wiki]

Nominated for 4 Oscars:

Best Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer
Best Cinematography
Best Music, Original Score
Best Editing

This film played a lot on HBO when I was a teenager, so I had seen scenes from it before, it just didn't grab my complete attention back then. And it's a good film, it's relaxing and rather entertaining which works great for it. The writing is ok, the kind that would receive an Oscar nomination, but I guess it was just a crowded category that year. 

I'll save my comments about Michelle for the other blog - she won almost every single critics' award for this performance, and might I say I think she is/was a bit overpraised (don't shoot!). Jeff is fine, and Beau Bridges should've received a Supporting Actor nomination, for a performance that's both funny and seems way too easy to do (which I'm sure it was not). The cinematography nomination feels a bit unusual.

My rating for the film: 7.5/10. Enjoyable, not too dated.


  1. my finger's on the trigger >;P

    1. Ha! :)

      yes, I think I'll post on Monday.

    2. lol, you said that a couple of Mondays ago also ;)

    3. Not fair. :)

      I blame my family, the fulltime job, and having to count Isabelle's screentime.
      And yes, I am pushing it again, but for Tuesday :P

      all I want is to sleep :)