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July 17, 2010

Crazy Heart








Director - Scott Cooper

Genre - Drama/Music/Romance


Jeff Bridges puts on a stetson hat to play Bad Blake, a fictionalized country crooner who is washed up, liqueured up and filled with a regretful past. Taking its time to flesh out the character of Bad, this film doesn't offer much else but the performance of a lifetime for Bridges. Which could mean a bad or good thing, depending on how you look at it. Colin Farrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal gave serviceable performances but their roles were just there as mere props. It is as if they were backup singers to the real deal and that was Bridges. Watch this if you're a fan of Bridges or simply if you're curious why he won the Best Actor Oscar. If you're in the latter category, the proof is in the pudding. The man made a mediocre picture stand way out with his presence.

3 STARS!

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2 comments:

northierthanthou said...

I have to say, this movie didn't really do it for me. Bridges was indeed fantastic. All of the acting was great. The story just wasn't there.

1minutefilmreview said...

Yea. It was just bland as can be. Like country music...