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Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. Written by Fox Searclight Pictures

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The harder the life, the sweeter the song.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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5 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Loco corazón  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$82,664 (USA) (18 December 2009)

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$39,462,438 (USA) (28 May 2010)
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Director Scott Cooper quipped to Jeff Bridges that, had his character Bad Blake been a real-life musician, he would have been the 5th member of "The Highwaymen" - alongside Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. See more »

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In several shots, the Suburban's driver's side door mirror is turned inward toward the door when Bad get in, but is in the normal position when the Suburban is going down the road. See more »

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Bad Blake: Fucking bowling alley.
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Actor Oscar Winners (2011) See more »

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A Golden New Decade for Jeff Bridges
7 February 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The pleasure to see Jeff Bridges playing a man ready to start a whole new life, a day a the time, is indescribable. And as if that wasn't enough, love is the inspiring factor the motivating force. I've been a fan of Jeff Bridges since I first saw him in "The Last Picture Show", then "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", "Fat City" right up to "The Big Lebowski" He's never less than totally there. Truthful and powerful even when he plays characters that are the opposite of truthful, the opposite of powerful that even don't seem to be there. "Crazy Heart" reminds us. He's one of the greatest American actors of his or any other generation. His face when he realizes he lost the little boy will haunt me forever. At the Golden Globes, in his devastating charismatic, humble way he thanked his parents. I thank them too Jeff, you are a wonder.


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