SWEET AND LOWDOWN

By Woody ALLEN

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Comedy - Completed 1999

A comedic biopic focused on the story of the life and wild-times of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray.

    • Year of production
    • 1999
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Woody ALLEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Woody ALLEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean DOUMANIAN, Richard BRICK, J.E. BEAUCAIRE
    • Synopsis
    • Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) is a 1930s jazz guitarist considered one of the finest musicians ever to touch a fretboard, second only to the legendary Django Reinhardt. For all the passion and sensitivity of his music, Emmet is a louse off-stage. But when Emmet meets Hattie (Samantha Morton), a shy, mute woman who earns her living doing laundry, he discovers that she loves his music, and he promptly falls for her. However, his inability to be faithful, his arrogant conviction that a musician should never marry, and his belief that he can do better than Hattie eventually doom their relationship. Emmet later marries Blanche (Uma Thurman), a beautiful and refined woman with a career as an author, but she is no more interested in fidelity than he is, and in time he realizes how foolish he was to give up Hattie.
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