Year of Release: 2009
Director: Scott Cooper
Approx. Running Time: 112 minutes
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out Of 5)
From Back Cover:
"WHAT JEFF BRIDGES BRINGS IS CRAZY GREAT. "
-NY DAILY NEWS
Award winner Jeff Bridges delivers the performance of a lifetime in CRAZY HEART, the powerful story of a country music star's rocky road to redemption. Bridges stars as Bad Blake, a boozy, broken-down singer who reaches for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the music. But will Bad's hard-livin' ways and crazy heart cost him his last chance at a comeback?
I never got a chance to see this one in the theater, but I wanted to very badly and knew that I would like it. However, even with the critical acclaim and Oscar wins, I wasn't expecting it to be this good. Bridges turned in one hell of a performance and completely embodied "Bad" (Colin Farrell also did surprisingly well). The basic storyline of wased up entertainer finding love and redemption may have been done many times before, but it's still well worth watching.
Rated R (MPAA)
2009 (Year Of Release)