Crazy Heart | ★★★★★★★★

Last week Ann and I spent an evening with the magnificent Jeff Bridges. Here is the Netflix writeup for this gritty flick:
When reporter Jean Craddock (Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) interviews Bad Blake (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy (Colin Farrell), the upstart kid he once mentored?
What I liked about this one was (surprise!) Jeff Bridges. Apart from him the movie would not have got the acclaim that it did and it would not have been that good. It was difficult to watch Bridges' R-rated portrayal of a man crippled and broken by alcohol. The movie is a portrayal of what booze can do to gifted people. It shows how a person can sacrifice everything.. relationships.. marriages.. careers.. self-respect.. at the altar of addiction.

I hesitate to say more because I do not want to spoil it for folks who have not seen it. I recommend the movie for anyone interested in gritty dramas and some pretty good country music. On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★


  1. My wife and I actually saw this movie. It was good. The languge was not so good. But Bridges did a good job in his character.

    I know God preserved me from that lifestyle and its destructiveness. I had three major opportunities to break into the business and God just prevented it.

    Thank God but for His grace I would have been a a drunkard drummer in some band wacked out of their mind.

  2. I have been in love with Jeff Bridges since "The Fabulous Baker Boys" I am thrilled he finally got recognized for his great acting with this film!!!


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