Sweet Dreams

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Sweet Dreams Review


All country musicians have movies made about them sooner or later. Patsy Cline got hers in 1985, a dutiful yet uninspired series of vignettes that shaped her life: grueling tours, making it big, car wreck, having kids, and her ultimate, untimely death in a small plane that crashed into the side of a mountain. Sweet Dreams is a fairly bad title for a film about Cline (I assume it will someday be recycled into a film about The Eurythmics), but I suppose her better known works (like "Crazy") wouldn't have made for appropriate titles at all. Jessica Lange turns in a good performance here, though she lip syncs to Cline's originals throughout. A bigger problem is the meandering plot, which makes too much of her abusive marriage and white trash lifestyle, but never really indicates how wildly popular Cline became during her life.


Sweet Dreams

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd October 1985

Distributed by: HBO Video

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Karel Reisz

Producer: Bernard Schwartz

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