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In an Oscar-nominated performance, Bette Midler portays a rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard-living, it eventually causes her downfall. Trapped in a self-created hell Rose begs her manager (Alan Bates) for time off from her concert tour. When he refuses, she seeks compfort and love in the arms of a handsome driffter (Frederic Forrest), but even he cannot handle her life of excess. Electrifying musical numbers, including the hit song "The Rose" make the film a pop culture classic.
I am a great fan of Janis Joplin, and saw this film when it was released. The performances are great, the story predictable, and the ending tragic.
Sadly Ms. Read more
I was in high school when this movie first came out. We went to the theatre to see it a gazillion times. I just had to have it on DVD. It also is a great soundtrack!Published 23 days ago by Betsy
this is a fantastic movie as many have said prior to this review but the quality of the DVD sucks. It looks like it was copied from VHS onto a DVD . . . bad, bad, bad. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lily B.
I've watched this movie at least 20 times both VHS and now DVD, and each time I am enthralled. Bette Middler is an effervescent and untiring actress who most definitely poured her... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Newton