The Fabulous Baker Boys Pfeiffer warbled "Makin' Whoopee" on a piano and writhed into the hearts of men everywhere, but this superb debut from Steve Kloves — the screenwriter… The Fabulous Baker Boys Pfeiffer warbled "Makin' Whoopee" on a piano and writhed into the hearts of men everywhere, but this superb debut from Steve Kloves — the screenwriter…
DVD Review

The Fabulous Baker Boys (2007)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Jan 30, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jan 30, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance; With: Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Pfeiffer warbled ''Makin' Whoopee'' on a piano and writhed into the hearts of men everywhere, but this superb debut from Steve Kloves — the screenwriter behind Wonder Boys and the Harry Potter series — has much more going for it than her sultry, Oscar-nominated turn. The Fabulous Baker Boys is the tale of a pair of has-been lounge-lizard siblings (the brothers Bridges, both excellent) taking on a feisty chanteuse is the kind of bluesy romantic drama we rarely see anymore; nearly every scene is a jazz-tinged, virtuoso actors' duet. EXTRAS None.

Originally posted Jan 26, 2007 Published in issue #918-919 Feb 02, 2007 Order article reprints
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