Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. 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 (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.
After toiling for several years as an unknown, but employable actor, Scott Cooper took his career by the reigns and directed “Crazy Heart” (2009), the poignant tale of a broken-down country music singer that earned critical acclaim and several key awards. Cooper was born in Virginia, but spent a fair part of his youth being raised in Somerset, KY, where he attended Somerset High School for one year before moving back to Virginia with his family. Growing up, he was reared on bluegrass music and Southern literature, which had a profound influence on his creative decisions later in life. Meanwhile, he ventured north to the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, where he trained to be an actor. One of his earliest onscreen roles was playing Klansman’s son in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999). After appearing in the made-for-cable movie “Rain” (Animal Planet, 2001) and on an episode of the British import sitcom, “At Home with the Braithwaites” (ITV, 1999-2003), Cooper had a minor… read more
Il film procede come previsto, senza tanti scossoni; si segue con piacere, è malinconico, melodico e orecchiabile come una bella canzone country. Scorre liscio senza annoiare mai. Jeff Bridges è bravissimo, come al solito, estremamente in parte. La Gyllenhaal è insopportabile e pure una discreta cana.
"Crazy Heart" ist kein fröhlicher oder mitreißender Film, sondern eine nachdenkliche Charakterstudie. Schönen Musik und eine tolle authentische Schauspielleistung, allen voran Jeff Bridges Glanzleistung in der Hauptrolle. Country-Charme in „Crazy Heart“, das in jeder Minute das Drama anklingt. Geheimtipp!!!
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Crazy Heart adalah sebuah film drama musikal yang diadaptasi dari novel berjudul sama yang ditulis oleh Thomas Cobb dan diterbitkan pada tahun 1987. Jeff Bridges, pemeran utama serta salah seorang… read review
Crazy Heart does not deserve to be mentioned alongside The Hurt Locker or Up in the Air. It deserves much better.
Many of 2009’s most acclaimed movies left me asking myself, “Why all the praise… read review
This is a story about aging country singer, Bad Blake (Bridges). He’s struggling financially, and he’s out on the road playing gigs in small, no-name venues. During the “tour” (in his old truck), he… read review
Life ain’t no place for the weary kind. Just ask Bad Blake. Here is a man that acts from the soul every step of the way, however, it’s one that has been ravaged and decimated from a life of alcoholism… read review