Mo' Better Blues

Synopsis: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): Spike Lee
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

- My name is Bleek Gilliam.|- He's the best, huh?

- He's the best, that guy.|- The best.

Your band! lt's your band!

Thank you for coming.|You didn't have to.

You could have stayed home|and watched Arsenio Hall or something.

No, listen,|l got nothing against the brother.

But er... thank you again for coming.

This concludes our first set.|We'll be back soon.

We got some beautiful waitresses here,|so put them to work.

Give them some business and a fat tip.

Speaking of fat...

Don't get mad, Bleek.|l'll kick your ass.

l know l'm gonna hear it now.|Butterbean.


Nice, boy. Nice set.

You see them girls out in front?|The girl in purple?

When she crossed her legs,|l saw sparks fly.

- What's up, man?|- She got a big baseball booty.

Oh, man, she was fine!

She was looking at me the whole show.

She was looking at me|the whole motherfucking show, man.

Yo, cut the bullshit, hold up.

Shadow, what's up with this ego stuff?|What's up with the outing?

- Grandstanding!|- You're the only one complaining.

- Everybody else is OK.|- Everybody who?

The audience got no problem.

All you doing|is playing for the audience?

- That's what l do.|- That's ego, grandstanding.

- Do l tell you what to play?|- ls your name on the marquee?

- Shadow sounds good, man.|- Who asked you, Left Hand?

- Nobody asked me.|- Well, shut the f*ck up!

What the f*ck is this?|You shut the f*ck up, you midget!

- My name is Giant, all right?|- Blame your motherfucking mother, man.

- On the real side.|- Why you talking about my mother, man?

- Stop talking about my mother.|- On the real side.

Yo, chill.|Everybody chill for one second.

Relax on the solos, OK?|Bring them down a little bit, all right?

- Oould you do that for me?|- Down to an hour.

Maybe an hour, 45 minutes?

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Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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