Crazy Heart

February 5th, 2010

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Crazy Heart

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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

Director: Scott Cooper

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

Jeff Bridges - Bad Blake
James Keane - Manager
Anna Felix - Barmaid
Paul Herman - Jack Greene
Tom Bower - Bill Wilson
Ryan Bingham - Tony
Beth Grant - Jo Ann
Rick Dial - Wesley Barnes
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Jean Craddock
Debrianna Mansini - Ann
Jerry Handy - Cowboy (as Jerry Hardy)
Jack Nation - Buddy
Ryil Adamson - Ralphie
J. Michael Oliva - Bear (as J. Michael 'Yak' Oliva)
David Manzanares - Nick

Taglines: The harder the life, the sweeter the song.


Official Website: Official site [France] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 5 February 2010

Filming Locations: Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium - 2601 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $82,664 (USA) (20 December 2009) (4 Screens)

Gross: $39,462,438 (USA) (30 May 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Filmed in only 24 days.

Continuity: 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.

Bad Blake: I wanna talk about how bad you make this room look. I never knew what a dump it was until you came in here.

User Review

Jeff Bridges steals the show!!!

Rating: 8/10

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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