Sweet Love, Bitter
Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)

Loosely based on Charlie Parker's life and based on the book Night Song, this drama chronicles the friendship between a nearly washed up jazz sax player and a down-and-out college professor.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
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Fred Hersch
Entertainment Weekly

Sweet Love, Bitter, a rarely seen predecessor of 'Round Midnight and Bird has a lot going for it.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though a sincere attempt was made to depict the problems surrounding black-white relationships, the characters in the film lack definition.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

This lack of convincing motivation is the fatal weakness of the film.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Though not a success, this independent black-and-white drama... is an unusual and thoughtful effort.

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