Becky and I went to see the Oscar nominated movie Crazy Heart about a week ago at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Fandango website at Crazy Heart describes the movie as follows:
“Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) 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 (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart…”
Crazy Heart is an interesting film about a somewhat washed out Country and Western singer who is quickly racing toward the end of his career. The story is pretty good and the acting is incredible. In fact, there is no doubt in my or Becky’s mind that Jeff Bridges should have won the Best Actor for his performance in this movie.
The problem with this film though is that it’s a very boring film. It would be a great flick to make people who are in Alcoholics Anonymous watch or when someone first enters a Treatment Center because this character is a total drunk. For about two hours you’re watching this guy destroy his life and throw a pity party over and over again while taking advantage of people around him and living a terrible life. It’s just not fun after a while and you feel like you’re watching a personal train wreck, which is what this movie is about.
Even though Jeff Bridges was amazing in his portrayal of Bad Blake, we would suggest that you wait and rent this one for sure.
John – ** Rental
Becky – ** Rental
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