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Crazy Heart (2009) Movie Information

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Jeff Bridges
Colin Farrell
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Robert Duvall
Beth Grant
Sarah Jane Morris





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A broken down, former country music star seeks redemption through his music along with the help of a journalist. -- patjohnson76

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Christine 12/24/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is a common story - singer/songwriter was famous, not anymore because of booze. However, Jeff Bridges did such an excellent job that I was able to overlook an overdone theme because of his acting. There was also an unexpected ending, much more realistic than the usual endings for these kinds of moves. Robert Duvall had a very small part, but brilliant as usual.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Although it treads familiar territory, I really don't care because Crazy Heart is so well done that it's easily one of the most effective and satisfying films of its kind in years. The performances are great; Maggie Gyllenhaal is great (as usual), well deserving of her Oscar nom., and Jeff Bridges is brilliant and completely deserved his Oscar for Best Actor. Also, two key supporting characters played by Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell really knock the film out of park. Solid script, great music, perfect cast, Crazy Heart is one of the best films of 2009.

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mitchellyoung 10/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Crazy Heart is a fantastic story of redemption that doesn't try to overstep the bounds of its story. Jeff Bridges' character slowly regains the spotlight of his former music career, but only so much, and the film doesn't shoot for the stars, content to focus on the (much better) scenes of Bridges' relationships along the way. The gruff and ornery country music legend reveals a different side of the usually zen Bridges, but the film also benefits from strong supporting performances from Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell. The soundtrack, helmed by a brilliant song from Ryan Bingham, is also a true standout.

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10/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Crazy Heart review

Otis "Bad" Blake (Jeff Bridges) is an old country singer who fell for a journalist with a son named Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal). A popular country singer who idolizes Bad named Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell) finds ways for Blake to earn some money. Blake’s friend Wayne (Robert Duvall) informs him about a support group to help him with his alcohol problem. Bridges wonderful portrayal was rewarded by different the Academy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild and the Independent Spirit Awards. I enjoyed the cinematography and locations, not a big country fan but it was worth watching. Its subjects touch from responsibility, to choices and redemption. Maggie Gyllenhaal acting was solid here as well ...

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03/09/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Jeff Bridges, Enough Said

“Crazy Heart” is one of those rare character based films which allow you to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions side by side with its main players. Admittedly, this film will be remembered more for Jeff Bridges Oscar winning performance than for its story. The story has been done before in other films, but a performance of this calibre has not been achieved by Jeff Bridges before and is a performance that will be remembered for years to come. Bad Blake (Bridges) is a washed up country singer who’d life practises are not to be admired. He used to be great, but nowadays he has been reduced to performing in bars and bowling alleys. His life starts to turn around when he meets Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a single mum journalist from Santa Fe who wants to write a story about Bad Blake. She ...

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01/12/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The weary kind

Crazy Heart is this year's best tale of redemption. It's a story you've seen before - former success hits rock bottom and struggles to right themselves, but rarely has it been executed as well as this film. This is mainly due to Jeff Bridges, who gives a career best performance as Bad Blake, an aging alcoholic has-been struggling to survive. There's a good cast here, and it's pretty sweet seeing Robert Duvall as well, given his similar role in Tender Mercies so long ago.

I also have to say what helps this film is its music. As I said redemption stories are nothing new, but country music is the one genre of entertainment that seems to grasp this concept so well. Not only does the music help tell the story, but Bridges' performances make everything more realistic. It would be awesome if...

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