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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:

£210,042 (UK) (5 March 2010)

Gross:

$39,462,438 (USA) (28 May 2010)
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The film is dedicated to the loving memory of Stephen Bruton, died before of the opening of the film. See more »

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During the sound check before the Phoenix concert, the tattoo on Bear's (the sound tech) left arm changes twice (probably at the same time the ear piece changes). See more »

Quotes

Bad Blake: [Referring to Buddy] What about his Dad?
Jean Craddock: Oh, I made a lot of mistakes. I'm just trying not to make 'em twice.
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Jeff Bridges steals the show!!!
21 December 2009 | by (College Station) – See all my reviews

Snapshot: Brilliant acting by Jeff Bridges and some solid performances by others hold up a movie that has an incoherent, low intensity albeit realistic story. The score of the movie (which is mostly country music) is also pretty good.

Highlights from the plot: "Crazy Heart" is not your average motivational movie with strong dialogue and high intensity drama. It follows a sober and a rather unusual romantic story. The story is loosely knit by a few incidents that follow the life of a very talented country musician who is also a raging alcoholic and a chain smoker. On one hand the lack of grandiose drama makes the story more plausible and real but at the same time some may feel that its devoid of depth or intensity.

What's Good: Witty humor (its pretty funny), The acting is top notch especially Jeff Bridges, The score is good (especially if you like country music), The treatment given to the story is fresh in some ways

What's Bad: The story does not SEEM to go in any particular direction. The pace is also a tad slow. The chemistry between Jeff & Maggie is kinda offbeat

Who should watch it: People who really appreciate character development and who expect multi- dimensional characters etc. (Jeff Bridges character might be a treat for such folks), folks who expect a good score

Who should avoid it: Anyone who seeks out some high tension drama, powerful dialogue and a fast paced story should stay away from this one.


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