• The Fabulous Baker Boys (2003)

The Fabulous Baker Boys

Release Date: November 2nd, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 1998

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Frank (Beau Bridges) and Jack Baker (Jeff Bridges) are brothers who have performed together in a small but successful piano act for years. However, their lack of ambition hurts them -- they begin losing gigs, and are soon relegated to run-down venues. Attempting to infuse new life into their act, the brothers audition singers and choose the stunning Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer). The new lineup brings success, but a growing attraction between Susie and Jack threatens the trio's stability.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab, Jennifer Tilly, Xander Berkeley, Dakin Matthews, Ken Lerner

Director: Steve Kloves

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Mirage Enterprises, Gladden Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1980s, Hotel, Witty, Rise, Wife, Quest, Brother, Love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    From the first bracing hint of self-mockery in its title to its smoky, after-hours resolution, it's a grabber and a delight, constantly surpassing our expectations. [13 Oct 1989, p.35]

  • 90
    Film Threat

    The atmosphere was the first treasure, Michael Ballhaus’s cinematography that makes Seattle as alive as the characters, as active as their desires. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Michelle Pfeiffer would easily steal The Fabulous Baker Boys were it not for a hefty payoff on the long overdue teaming of Jeff and Beau Bridges. Then again, the fabulous Bridges boys would steal the picture if not for Pfeiffer. Filmmaker Steve Kloves, who has all but come out of nowhere, must be living right. [13 Oct 1989, p.4D]

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Original Film Score
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography