• Let's Get Lost (1989)

Let's Get Lost

Release Date: April 21st, 1989

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Whether in his golden youth or premature old age, legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's musical virtuosity always shone through. In this frank and revealing documentary made a year before his death, interviews, recording sessions, archive footage and home movies are used by director Bruce Weber to show a man ravaged by his long involvement with drugs.

Cast: Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Ruth Young, Diane Vavra, Dick Bock, Lawrence Trimble

Director: Bruce Weber

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Little Bear Productions, Nan Bush

Keywords: Engaging, Friend, 1980s, 1950s, Family, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Baker's life, like his music, was as sad as it was beautiful. And Weber's movie - obsessed with Baker's image as much as with his songs - hits all the right notes. show more

  • 88
    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe

    The miraculous thing about Let's Get Lost is that Weber has managed to create something that's both impossibly stylized and unmistakably moral (not judgmental, moral). show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What you remember most are the shots of Baker roaming around Santa Monica, Calif., in what feels like endless late-afternoon sun, or riding at night in the back of a convertible with a woman on each arm. show more

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Awards

Nominated Documentary (Feature)