Desert Blue
Desert Blue (1999)

Morgan J. Freeman directed this comedy-drama that takes place in the desert town of Baxter Beach, California, where the locals, lookers, visitors and slackers include dreamer Blue (Brendan Sexton III), pipe-bomb babe Ely (Christina Ricci),… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: June 18, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 28, 1999
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina

Strains itself in trying to be relentlessly offbeat.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Another reason to abolish the now-abhorrent [Sundance] festival altogether.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...coast[s] along on the charisma of the actors...

Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Freeman seems to have spent much time lining up the plotlines, but somewhere along the way forgot to impart grit and substance to his characters.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This quirky and endearing film celebrates the ways in which people can bond together, share dreams, and change their lives in the midst of a crisis.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A small town in the California desert and a young all star cast (with an appropriate alt/indie soundtrack supporting them) consider metaphysical stuff. Meant… More
Cast: Casey Affleck, Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, John Heard, Ethan Suplee, Sara Gilbert, Peter Sarsgaard, Lee Holmes, Michael Ironside… More
Emily Armstrong
It's amazing how much cool stuff can come from a town as small as Baxter. This is a very small, character-driven movie, and I love the portrayal of the… More