Rent Born to Be Blue (2015)

3.2 of 5 from 108 ratings
1h 37min
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Synopsis:
In the 1950s, Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of addiction. Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke's virtuoso performance, 'Born to Be Blue' unfolds at a key moment in the 1960s, just as Baker attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo).
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Robert Budreau, Leonard Farlinger, Jennifer Jonas, Jake Seal, Olivier Gauriat
Voiced By:
Daniel Kash
Writers:
Robert Budreau
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Drama, Music & Musicals
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2016
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making Of "Born to Be Blue"
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2016
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making Of "Born to Be Blue"

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Reviews (2) of Born to Be Blue

So-so biopic if you like jazz - Born to Be Blue review by PV

Spoiler Alert
29/11/2017

I am not a jazz fan really and can take or leave trumpet playing especially.

However, this was an OK film, though hardcore fans will probably be annoyed with it. But I don't mind at all that the actors are not exact lookalikes of the real people - acting in movies cannot be judged entirely on that. It's not Madame Tussaud's!

To be honest, all I knew about Chet Baker was that he played jazz trumpet, was a heroin addict, and died after a fall from a hotel room in Amsterdam in 1988 (probably suicide) - this last chapter is not portrayed in this movie, sadly.

He also played the BRILLIANT trumpet solo of Elvis Costello's shipbuilding.

A watchable biopic for a general audience.

3 stars.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Sad, So Sad. A Disgrace In Fact - Born to Be Blue review by CW

Spoiler Alert
04/11/2017

If like me you grew up in the 50s listening to Chet Baker, this abysmal film will leave you frustrated and disappointed.

Don’t go near it. Ethan Hawke looks nothing like Chet Baker or a jazz musician.... and as for Miles Davis.

Read ‘Deep In A Dream: The Long Night Of Chet Baker’ and/or watch the 1988 feature ‘Let’s Get Lost’. They both do justice to the phenomenon that was Chet Baker.

This lightweight movie is a travesty.

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