Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams (1985)

Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 2, 1985
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

Lange and Harris, dangerously well-matched, give us lovers whom only success could sunder.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There isn't the sense of a well-shaped structure in this movie; there's no clear idea of what the filmmakers thought about Patsy Cline, or what thoughts her life is supposed to inspire.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Beautifully celebrates the spirit of country singer Patsy Cline.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The two main performances are excellent: Lange plays the singer without a hint of condescension to her dreams of 'a big house with yellow roses', while Harris is persuasively menacing, with an inventively foul mouth.

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TV Guide

Director Karel Reisz and screenwriter Robert Getchell create a tightly woven drama with two strong main characters and a number of fine supporting roles, and the love story at the film's center is convincing.

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James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

Jessica Lange plays Cline and gives her friskiest, most intriguing performance to date.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Miss Lange makes herself a perfect physical extension of the vibrant, changeable, enormously expressive woman who can be heard on these recordings.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Patsy Cline musical bio hits true notes


Lange's performance as tragic country crooner Cline, whose life was brought to a premature end by an unfortunate meeting of her plane and a mountain, is the main reason to watch this lively biopic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
jessica lange is wonderful as always and ed harris is fine also but the real gem performance is ann wedgeworth as the mother
John Ballantine
Someone recently told me that Jessica Lange has trouble acting. This and Frances prove the opposite. Lange is tremendous as Patsy Cline.