Cast: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton
Runtime: 125 minutes
Rating: R for language, drug use
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Note: Bette Midler made her 1979 movie debut in “The Rose,” which won her an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a doomed, doper rock ‘n’ roll queen not unlike Janis Joplin.
Synopsis: The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star (based on Janis Joplin) who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.