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Crazy Heart

2009 Drama

A worn-down country singer and a burgeoning journalist form an unusual bond in this drama adapted from the novel by Thomas Cobb. His spirit broken by multiple failed marriages, too much time on the road, and too many nights with the bottle, Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) had started to feel like he was headed down the path of no return. When probing young writer Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal) digs deep enough to unearth the broken man behind the legend, however, Bad realizes that redemption may not be such a long shot after all. Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell co-star.

Director: Scott Cooper

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Beth Grant,Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell

Reviews

  • A small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its center.

    A.O. Scott - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • Jeff Bridges is a virtual certainty to win his first Oscar, after four nominations.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

  • On a par with Bridges' acting, and a sine qua non for Crazy Heart's success, is the excellent music he sings.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • Crazy Heart is blessed with so many marvelous moments, lovely lines and vivid characters.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    19 January 2013

  • The music is terrific, as it should be in a movie where T Bone Burnett wrote the songs with Stephen Bruton.

    Ty Burr - The Boston Globe

    19 January 2013

Awards

  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

    Academy Awards (2010)

  • Best Leading Actor

    BAFTA Awards (2010)

     
  • Best Use of Music in a Film

    Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2009)

  • Best Actor

    Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2010)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Feature - Studio or Independent Drama

    Casting Society of America (2010)