I recently had the pleasure to go to the screening of the new movie “Born to be Blue” at the Regency theatre DTLA staring Ethan Hawke. This loosely based biopic on the life of legendary jazz trumpet player Chet Baker in the 1960’s was directed by Robert Bureau.
Based off of Chet Baker’s life, Ethan Hawke’s performance is solid throughout the whole movie showing very versatile and powerful scenes.
Not only portraying the darkest of moments for any artist, this movie also shows us lovely portrayals of the emotional upswings of Chet Baker’s life as well. To witness a role like this being played is so amazing . I found it fascinating as some scenes were so emotionally driven Ethan’s acting brought me into that dark world of addiction and depression.
Then within the next scene the movie had me laughing or listening to an era of music that still stands the test of time. So don’t stray away from Born to be Blue if you think this movie is just a dark cloud of depression and addiction. It is not that completely.
It however is a great movie that shares with us reflections of human nature, desires and love. Visually taking us on a tour through beautiful sunny costal beaches to dark smokey clubs accompanied with a soundtrack to set the tone for this roll coaster ride. So as it opens this weekend I do recommend seeing this for any of you film buffs, music lovers, or drama queens. It will satisfy your need for an outing to the theatre and well worth the popcorn purchase. If you enjoyed Oliver Stone’s The Doors, Straight Outta Compton or La Bamba you will probably enjoy this. Thank You Regency Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles for a wonderful evening viewing the big screen. – Jeffery Page
Now Playing at The Landmark in Los Angeles.