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Crazy Heart (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  5 February 2010 (USA)
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A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$39,462,438 (USA) (28 May 2010)
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Trivia

Bad's music and songs were loosely modeled after those of Don Williams and secondarily, Leonard Cohen. See more »

Goofs

Bad's house in Houston has spruce tree in the front yard. In a later scene where Jean is leaving with her son a mature fir tree can be seen down the street. These trees don't grow in Houston. See more »

Quotes

Bad Blake: Whole worlds have been tamed by men who ate biscuits.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: True Grit (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Color of the Blues
(1958)
Written by George Jones and Lawton Williams
Performed by George Jones
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.
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Engaging portrait of a flawed talent
29 January 2010 | by (Lafayette, IN) – See all my reviews

Jeff Bridges' incredible performance is not the only aspect of this movie that deserves praise. Bridges—who will most likely win an Oscar for his performance (sorry, Colin Firth, it was just your bad luck to deliver your best performance in the same year)—inhabits the character of Bad Blake so thoroughly and convincingly that you forget you're watching Jeff Bridges; he truly gives life to this alcoholic but talented country singer who is searching for some joy and redemption at the end of his career. Maggie Gyllenhaal is wonderful in a supporting role as Blake's girlfriend, and Colin Farrell is a genuine surprise as Blake's protégé, Tommy Sweet. (By the way, who the heck knew that Farrell—and Bridges, for that matter—could sing so well?) Bonus: the soundtrack is awesome. Interesting cinema synergy—Robert Duvall (still a working actor at the age of 79), who produced this film and has a small supporting role, won a Best Actor Oscar in 1984 for playing a character similar to Bad Blake in "Tender Mercies."


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