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

You do have an option.|You can always quit.

- What?|- Don't be playing with my balls.

- Yo, hold up, man.|- Here, take your balls.

Well, you right.|You right. l could quit.

- Hey, wait a minute!|- He ain't going nowhere.

- Where you going?|- To the bathroom, right?

- l'm going to the bathroom.|- He's always going.

l like women with big asses.|Why brothers drive Oadillacs.

Oan't get all that ass in a Volkswagen.

The first thing they be saying,|''Kiss my ass''.

- Some ugly women in here, too, tonight.

How you doing?

When l said ugly,|l'm looking at your ass.

l like an ugly woman.|They easy to get along with.

Pretty woman, too...|You know how they do.

''F*ck you. l'll do what l want to do.''

Ugly woman easy to get along with.|They don't want no trouble.

You can tell an ugly woman anything,|can't you?

Hey, bitch, l'm going to the moon.|l'll be back in a couple of days.

''Well, you be careful.''

''l don't want nothing to happen|to you now, cos you know l...

cos l love you.''

''Oh, l love you.''

''Please don't call me a bitch|in front of the kids.''

All right, whore, l'll be back|in a couple of days. Goddamn.

Hey. Hey, wake up.

- l'm up.|- Wake up. You're not up.

- l'm up. l'm up.|- You're not up.

l'm up.|l do not want to go to school today, OK?

l'm not going.

Get up, get up, get up!

l'm up now.

You'll be late for school.

Your children will have|their little hearts broken.

Yeah, speaking of broken hearts, Bleek,

you know what my mother|used to tell me?

She used to say,|''Don't ever marry a musician,

let alone go out with one.''

She said l'd be inviting grief and pain|and tears and heartbreak to my doorstep.

Your mother wasn't talking about me.

Maybe not.

You're a good brother, Bleek,|but you still don't know what you want.

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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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