October 23, 1979
ROSE, THE (R) – Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest. (Drama with music). This story of the tragic decline of a Janis Joplin-like singer is ugly and unpleasant, hut tremendously effective and moving. Midler’s performance is truly outstanding, and you’ll find yourself aching with her. as booze. drugs and men destroy her. Caution: Gutter language.