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  • Actors: Ed Harris, Jessica Lange, Ann Wedgeworth, James Staley, David Clennon
  • Directors: Karel Reisz
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Whv
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Mar. 2004
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001ACJNA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,530 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Biopic of the late country legend Patsy Cline starring Jessica Lange in the lead role. Charting the career arc of country music's most instantly recognizable female vocalist from town hall gigs to the Grand Ole Opry. The young Patsy is fairly well known locally as a town hall and tavern singer. After marrying the domineering Charlie Dick (Ed Harris) Patsy gives up singing as the stuff of kids and settles into a fairly unhappy married life. Dick is called into the forces, however, and Patsy lets her love of singing have free rein once again. Along with her manager and armed with a new self-confidence, Patsy quickly and definitely becomes established as a rising star in the business. Dick is less than enamored of the idea of a confident wife that's happy and brings home more than he can ever hope to earn and, almost predictably, becomes abusive towards her.

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A biopic directed by Karel Reisz, Sweet Dreams charts how country music star Patsy Cline came by the torchy emotions in her songs honestly; rising from poor surroundings, literally forcing her talent on the Nashville establishment, all the while trying to survive an abusive marriage to a drinker. Though the script by Robert Getchell is standard Hollywood biography, the movie is more than watchable, thanks to a bone-deep performance by the always astonishing Jessica Lange and the counterpoint by Ed Harris as her loving but unreliable husband. The soundtrack features a basketful of Cline's hits, which Lange convincingly lip-synchs. --Marshall Fine

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Nov. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This movie, featuring great performances by Jessica Lange as Patsy Cline and Ed Harris as Charley Dick, Cline's husband, chronicles the life and times of Patsy Cline, her rise to stardom, and her all too brief hold on it.
Jessica Lange gives a wonderful, believable performance as Patsy Cline. Ed Harris, as her hard drinking, womanizing, and ultimately abusive husband, plays his role to perfection. John Goodman has a small role in the film as Charley Dick's good ol' boy, meat head friend.
The movie shows how this poorly educated, young woman with a throaty and achingly rich voice went on to become one of the greatest crossover talents ever to come out of Nashville. Her flame burned brightly for several years, until it was extinguished when a plane in which she was a passenger crashed headlong into a mountain.
Her music runs throughout the entire film. If you are not a Patsy Cline fan when you first sit down to view this film, then you surely will be by the time you finish doing so. No one sang with more feeling than Patsy Cline, and she evidently lived her life the same way. This is a terrific movie and well worth watching!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nicholas R. Muller on 21 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD
THIS IS A SUPER FILM WORTH A WATCH IF YOU LIKED WALK THE LINE OR COAL MINERS DAUGHTER THEN I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE THIS ITS A FILM ABOUT PATSY CLINE RISE FROM POOR BEGININGS TO SUPERSTAR ONLY FOR IT TO BE CUT SHORT BY A PLANE CRASH JESSICA LANGE DOES A SUPER PERFORMANCE OF PATSY CLINE IT SHOWS OFF WHAT GREAT SONGS PASTY PERFROMED LIKE /CRAZY /WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT/ SWEETS DREAMS/ AND MANY MORE THIS FILM ALSO STARS JOHN GOODMAN ED HARRIS P.J.SOLES [ WORTH A LOOK JUST FOR THE SONGS ALONE ] THE FILM COAL MINERS DAUGHTER ALSO FEATURES AN ACTRESS CALLED BEVERLY D,ANGELO WHO ALSO PROTRAYS PATSY [SHE DOES ALL HER OWN SINGING IN THAT FILM] THAT FILMS IS ABOUT LORETTA LYNN BOTH GREAT BIOPICS FROM A BI- GONE AGE IN COUNTRY MUSIC
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charles - Music Lover on 4 Jun. 2007
Format: Vinyl
these songs sound terrific remixed! Who better to do the remixing then Owen Bradley, who produced the original tracks. There are those who bemoan that the songs have been remixed, but the original versions are available in pristine form elsewhere. These are slight variations on the originals, and the result is a freshening up of the terrific performances. If you love Patsy Cline's music, you'll love this recording!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bridgesilver on 11 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've been after this film for ages after remembering it from a video rented in the 1980's, but have never seen it since. I don't have a player that plays region 1 dvd's so took a chance and ordered hoping I could view it on my computer after reading a review above.

I am glad to say that this plays perfectly in my computer.

I love the film, the soundtrack is great, the love story between the lead actors is convincing, and Jessica Lange gets it just right.

So glad I took the chance, much cheaper than a region 2 DVD
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MR M H SMITH on 30 Mar. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
it would Not play on my dvd players be cause it was not european formatit would however play on ny computer
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Miss Domini Finch on 31 Mar. 2007
Format: DVD
I've seen this film so may times, and it's still as amazing as the first time.

The film is about the life of Patsy Cline from the time that she Charlie Dick. Jessica Lange plays her fabulously.

This film is for any Patsy Cline fan out there.
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By Kona TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 May 2012
Format: DVD
"...instead of having sweet dreams about you." Jessica Lange stars as the unforgettable Patsy Cline in this very entertaining, rags-to-riches bio pic. The story opens in the fifties, and Patsy is singing in small-time honky tonks in Virginia. There, she meets charming Charlie Dick (Ed Harris) who woos her and they soon marry. The marriage is rocky and intense, Patsy's career takes off, and her songs go national.

Patsy's original recordings are heard throughout the movie and, if you're a fan, you'll absolutely love hearing them again. Lange gives a very good performance as the spirited Patsy and was nominated for Best Actress, but for me, Ed Harris steals the show. He plays Charlie as a rough and rowdy, uncouth but lovable man and is totally charismatic. Look closely and spot a thin John Goodman in a small part.

Though the story is equal parts fact and fiction, it is very enjoyable with a fast-paced script and, most of all, Patsy's memorable songs. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L murphy on 17 Mar. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this for a Mother's Day present for my mum as she loves patsy cline an she was over the moon when she unwrapped it only to bet let down when it wouldn't play in her DVD player kept saying wrong region so I tried it in r DVD player said the same thing so now I'm left with a DVD that won't work and a upset mum what a disappointment
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