Almost Blue

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Almost Blue ★½ 1993 (R)

A gigantic, slow-moving, movie cliche. Madsen is a sulky, hard-living sax player going off the deep end because of his wife's death. Walden is the good woman who comes along to save him from himself. Tenor saxman Ernie Watts doubles for Madsen. Do yourself a favor—skip the movie and listen to some good jazz instead. 98m/C VHS . Michael Madsen, Lynette Walden, Garrett Morris, Gale Mayron, Yaphet Kotto; D: Keoni Waxman.