Crazy Heart [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

Crazy Heart [2009]

They always get Jeff Bridges to play sinners immersed in their suffering, although he is capable of so much more. Just kidding, the man’s got such a career that even if they tried they couldn’t pollute his timeline. I mean, for fucks sake, the guy broke out in 1982 and ever since then he has been steadily making movies each year. Crazy Heart is a movie based on a novel written by Thomas Cobb. The novel was based on life of Hank Thompson, a very talented country signer with a unique style.

We find Hank or should we say Blake at the end of his career. With fading glory and not a lot of savings, he spends his days drinking and playing in shitholes across the country. But the chance encounter with an intriguing female will change his life… Pretty usual script for this type of movies, and you might find many similarities with Walk the Line (John Cash). I am sorry that director did not try to make those uncomfortable scenes that usually accompany movies about alcoholics trying to depict the nature of this hobby. Maggie Gyllenhaal did her part pretty good as well as other actors, but of course Jeff stole the show with his masterful performance. And music in the movie is awesome, although I do not listen to this type of music, it sounded very refreshing. Enjoy.

Director: Scott Cooper

Cast: Jeff Bridges, James Keane, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Paul Herman

Fun Stuff: Both Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell did their own singing in this film, with the assistance of voice coach Roger Love


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