Born to Be Blue Poster

Release Date: March 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 26th, 2016

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In the late 1960s, jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) begins a romance with an actress (Carmen Ejogo) while trying to stage a musical comeback.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo, Janet-Laine Green, Dan Lett, Kedar Brown, Kevin Hanchard

Director: Robert Budreau

Genres: Romance, Music, Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Black Hangar Studios, New Real Films, Lumanity Productions, Entertainment One, Productivity Media

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ethan Hawke delivers an intense, committed performance as the hopelessly drug-addicted trumpeter Chet Baker in the odd, erratic Born To Be Blue, written and directed by Robert Budreau as a bumpy free-form improvisation on the hopeless-wreck-makes-musical-comeback biopic. show more

  • The writing and direction, by Robert Budreau, range from pedestrian to lethargic — not a good thing when the subject is passive more often than not. show more

  • Hawke is natural casting as Baker, sharing enough facial similarities to capture some of the late jazz icon's chiseled, hollow-cheeked, fallen-angel beauty. He gives an unshowy and vanity-free performance, all soft-spoken mischief and brittle arrogance, but laced with just enough blood, sweat and tears. show more

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