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Buck Bonham is a county singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his obligations to his long-suffering wife and their son. He has everything going his way until his longtime guitarist retires from the band. His plucky young daughter eagerly accepts the position meant to last several weeks. The road leads to temptation as the young woman admits a longtime crush on him, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him before things come crashing down?Written by
Willie Nelson stars in this movie depicting the life of a country western singer not
unlike Willie Nelson. He's married to Dyan Cannon and they have a son Joey
Floyd. To raise said child Cannon who used to perform with him retired from the
business to become a full time mom.
Another retirement, that of Slim Pickens his long time guitar accompaniest sets the
stage for our drama. Pickens's daughter Amy Irving whom he has taught the
instrument goes on the road in his stead. Nelson who is a hedonist by habit
on the road takes his pleasures where he finds them. When Irving admits she's
had a thing for him, the rest is just another case of infidelity.
The best thing about Honeysuckle Rose is the great country western score that
mostly Willie Nelson sings. Before he was a performer Nelson wrote songs for
other performers. One of his songs On The Road Again received an Oscar nomination for Best Song.
Nelson and the rest of the cast perform well. Further down in the credits take
note of Mickey Rooney, Jr. as a prominent country western star and Lane Smith
his unctuous manager. Smith is into merchandising and promotion but doesn't know real talent if it sung in his good ear. Nelson and Rooney's joint
appearance proves a disaster.
If you're into country music and especially Willie Nelson, Honeysuckle Rose is
not to be missed.
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