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  • So Crazy Heart was right up there with the other Best Picture nominated movies as far as my expectations of an amazing movie go
  • Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar, while Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Actress
  • In my opinion, this should have been reversed, if only because Bridges plays a role that appears, at least to me, to be close to his real life, and Maggie certainly blew me away with her performance
  • His drinking is quite evidently a problem right away, and it gets worse as the movie goes on
  • I thought the movie was as much about redemption as it was about the life of an aging musician facing his demons, and it was very well done

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      Any movies that receive Academy Award nominations tend to increase my expectations on what to expect when I finally do see them (I usually wait until they come out on DVD, rather than go to a theatre). So Crazy Heart was right up there with the other Best Picture nominated movies as far as my expectations of an amazing movie go. It was excellent; it had many touching, heart-breaking, profound moments, and the storyline was not just believable but was certainly realistic. It did not have the happy ending that I always hope for, but it is still a great movie with some good

      performances.

      Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar, while Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Actress. In my opinion, this should have been reversed, if only because Bridges plays a role that appears, at least to me, to be close to his real life, and Maggie certainly blew me away with her performance. Still, Bridges played the alcoholic, bitter, cynical and uninspired musician to perfection. He has a following amongst country-music fans, but he has no new material, and only plays his old music at his shows, which are smaller every year. At the beginning of a movie, we see that he is playing at ...


      • a bowling alley. His drinking is quite evidently a problem right away, and it gets worse as the movie goes on. He meets Maggie, a single mother, when she interviews him, and they begin a relationship that very much includes her son, who loves him and Bridges loves him back. While Bridges still lives on the road, they still manage a relationship. A subplot of the movie is his relationship with a younger country music star, played by Colin Farrell, who loses his Irish accent for this role; Bridges ends up writing some new music for his younger fellow singer, but there are some
        deep aspects to this relationship as well. Bridges ends up losing Maggie’s young son in the big city while he is drinking, and this forces him to quit drinking for good. While it does not bring Maggie back to him, it does likely save his life.

        The music in this movie was surprisingly excellent. I really enjoyed it, much of it played by Bridges, even though I am not a huge country music fan. I thought the movie was as much about redemption as it was about the life of an aging musician facing his demons, and it was very well done. I highly recommend watching it.




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