Crazy HeartFebruary 5, 2010
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 7.4/10 (33,454 voted)
Critic's Score: 83/100
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell
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.
Writers: Scott Cooper, Thomas Cobb
(as Jerry Hardy)
J. Michael Oliva
(as J. Michael 'Yak' Oliva)
The harder the life, the sweeter the song.
Release Date: 5 February 2010
Filming Locations: Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium – 2601 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $82,664
(20 December 2009)
(30 May 2010)
Did You Know?
Filmed in only 24 days.
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.
I wanna talk about how bad you make this room look. I never knew what a dump it was until you came in here.
Jeff Bridges steals the show!!!
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
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
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
Who should avoid it: Anyone who seeks out some high tension drama,
powerful dialogue and a fast paced story should stay away from this