Let’s Get Lost
Drama | English | 120 minutes
Let’s Get Lost covers Chet Baker’s final year. Fortunately, the film also includes flashbacks and archival footage as Baker looks back on his roller coaster career playing with greats like Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, and Russ Freeman while fighting his heroin-addiction and his turbulent relationships with his wife and girlfriends. Producer/director Bruce Weber depicted in the film the sharp contrast between the young, handsome Baker, known as the James Dean of jazz and the Chet Baker the film critic J. Hoberman later described as “a seamy-looking drugstore cowboy-cum- derelict.” The film is the story of a very troubled musical genius.
Why Stream This Film?
Chet Baker was the rare musical genius who mesmerized audiences with both his voice and his trumpet. Let’s Get Lost is fabulous because Bruce Weber was able to get the heroin-addicted Baker to talk so frankly about himself. And then there are those priceless archival segments of Baker with his women, fellow musicians, and friends. For jazz aficionados, Let’s Get Lost is a must-see film.
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 90%
- Metacritic Score: 85
Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Documentary Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Winner, Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival: Nominated, Best Documentary
International Documentary Association: Winner, Best Documentary
The film received perfect 5-Stars from The Guardian
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