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Film Club: The Rose

Here’s March edition of Film Club, and this time I’m proud to present a bunch of great and very mixed reviews on The Rose (1979). I got to choose the film this time and realize it was a healthy controversial choice. Enjoy reading my fellow bloggers reviews on this one and thanks so again for Kieron of What About the Twinkie for this awesome idea!

*** I would like to add that Bette Midler did not win the Oscars for this role eventually. Sally Field did, so I’m correcting myself. My bad :-)))

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Film Club returns for March with a film that many of you may not have heard of. The Rose, from 1979, stars Bette Midler as the title character in a film that is the definition of sex, drugs and rock & roll. The IMDb has this synopsis for us: “The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.”

The Rose was chosen by the lovely Reut of The Sweet Archive. Below are her reasons for choosing the film, followed by each members thoughts on the film.

The reason I chose The Rose for this month’s Film Club is very simple. The Rose is a classic film. I’m into classic films. I’m also into music, so… you do the math. I’ve heard plenty of good things about The Rose and know that…

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