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Crazy Heart (2009)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Loco corazón  »

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$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

In the first scene with Bad and Buddy, Bad is teaching him how to "kick" a paper football, a popular table top game played mostly by grade school boys for many decades. See more »

Goofs

When Blake re-enters the stage at the bowling center, he puts his hat on loosely with the brim tilted to the front. A second later in the following shot, his hat is on tightly, with the brim tilted to the rear. See more »

Quotes

Bad Blake: Whole worlds have been tamed by men who ate biscuits.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.8 (2010) See more »

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I Don't Know
(2009)
Written by Stephen Bruton and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Ryan Bingham
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Bridges' Best
10 December 2009 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Saw an early screening of "Crazy Heart". "Crazy Heart" is a very good film for one reason. Many critics have praised it and will continue to do so. Many critics will write it off as "just another washed-up musician struggling to overcome their addictions and weaknesses and make sense of things", etc. In a way, they are right. In a way, this is another one of those movies. But, because of Jeff Bridges' absolutely amazing performance, this film is more than that. If you want to see an actor breathe real-life into their character, endow truthful subtlety in their part, and absolutely nail a role that they were born to play, then you need to see Jeff Bridges rendition of Bad Blake. I believed that Bridge's portrayal of "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski" was the essential role of his career, but after seeing this performance, I've changed my tune. It's true that we will not be witnessing cinematic history with the incredible plot or awe-inspiring film-making. However, if you are a fan of acting and want to see one of those performances that comes along every once in a rare while, please check out this film.


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