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Born to Be Blue

The film is a semi-factual, semi-fictional re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke)'s musical comeback in the late '60s while Chet Baker begins a romance with an actress (Carmen Ejogo).
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November 17, 2016 Lord know we don't need another biopic of a troubled but brilliant musician, but writer/director Robert Budreau dives into the psychology of a figure like Baker with a depth that such films rarely muster.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 2016 Born to Be Blue doesn't pretend to have all the answers. What it does have - in addition to an immersive performance from Ethan Hawke as the cool-cat jazz man - is an emotional understanding of who Baker was, or may have been.
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December 05, 2016 What makes Born to be Blue a special film is the phenomenal performance of Ethan Hawke as the addled, wounded Baker.
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Financial Times
December 27, 2016 Ejogo makes vivid work of that dread device, the composite character. Hawke, film-star handsome but unable to match the ruined angel looks of his alter-ego, still manages to summon up his lost-boy charisma.
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National Newspaper Publishers Association
November 08, 2016 After the movie, don't be surprised if you find yourself downloading or streaming his music. If you do you will be struck by the haunting similarities of his sound and those from this very evocative and inventive film.
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Seattle Times
April 07, 2016 The film draws you deeply into Baker's fantasy world, to the point that the entreaty of his famous recording, "Let's Get Lost," almost seems like a good idea.
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Time Out
July 25, 2016 Hawke portrays Baker as a little boy lost: selfish, sweet, insecure, arrogant, impossible to live with.
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Boston Globe
April 07, 2016 When Hawke's Baker finally slips out of the whiney loser persona and performs "My Funny Valentine," the scene evokes Baker's elusive melancholy and wistful torment, making the earlier fumblings worth the struggle.
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Times (UK)
October 10, 2016 Born to be Blue is perhaps a too-clever fictionalised take on the life of the jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, although Ethan Hawke's performance as the musician is as compelling as it is painful.
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Japan Times
November 23, 2016 For casual fans or people who have yet to encounter Baker, Born To Be Blue is a good place to start, perfectly encapsulating the fragility and self-destructive urges that underlined his uniquely beautiful and melancholic music.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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