The Fabulous Baker Boys
The Fabulous Baker Boys ★★★ 1989 (R)
Two brothers have been performing a tired act as nightclub pianists for 15 years. When they hire a sultry vocalist to revitalize the routine, she inadvertently triggers long-suppressed hostility between the “boys.” The story may be a bit uneven, but fine performances by the three leading actors, the steamy atmosphere, and Pfeiffer's classic rendition of “Makin' Whoopee,” are worth the price of the rental. 116m/C VHS, DVD . Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab, Jennifer Tilly; D: Steven Kloves; W: Steven Kloves; C: Michael Ballhaus; M: Dave Grusin. Golden Globes '90: Actress—Drama (Pfeiffer); L.A. Film Critics '89: Actress (Pfeiffer), Cinematog.; Natl. Bd. of Review '89: Actress (Pfeiffer); N.Y. Film Critics '89: Actress (Pfeiffer); Natl. Soc. Film Critics '89: Actress (Pfeiffer), Cinematog., Support. Actor (Bridges).