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Crazy Heart (2009)

 -  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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loco corazón  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£210,042 (UK) (5 March 2010)

Gross:

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

Bad Blake's drink of choice, McClure's, is fictional. It is named after a company that the Cooper family has close ties with: Morgan McClure Racing, stationed in Abingdon, Virginia, which is close to where Scott Cooper grew up in southwestern Virginia. See more »

Goofs

When Bad jumps off stage to dance with a fan, he hurriedly puts his guitar back on to continue the song. The guitar strap is twisted, but in the rest of the shots it is straightened out again. See more »

Quotes

Bad Blake: Fucking bowling alley.
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Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.63 (2009) See more »

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Once a Gambler
Written by Lightnin Hopkins (as Sam Hopkins)
Performed by Lightnin Hopkins (as Lightnin' Hopkins)
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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Overall, a very good performance by Bridges, but the film could have
15 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The beautiful panoramas of the Great Southwest were worth watching. The desert in bloom was a sight to behold. Those parts of the film were completely enjoyable. The portrayal of the character Otis "Bad" Blake was credible, and Jeff Bridges did a very good job. The incessant use of cigarettes became dull, and, by the time this long movie was over, sickening. The casting was doubtful as Gyllenhaal seemed very young next to Bridges, who is 57 years old. Her performance was good. There were too many closeups, which always means a shallow story, and much of the time we listened to music when we wanted to know more about the characters. The gratuitous sex scene was completely unnecessary, and somewhat incredible given the age and condition of the character. The contrived gestures of holding her breast, and slipping his hand into her underpants were so forced that they were uninteresting. The many talents of Robert Duvall were wasted on a trivial role, but the fishing scene was a gem. The scene in the Santa Fe bar where the character Bad Blake dances with a spectator was the best music scene in the film. Overall, a very good performance by Bridges, but the film could have been better.


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