Crazy Heart (DVD)

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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.

Product Details

Barcode
6009697489598
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 May 2010
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Year
2009
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox
Runtime
110 min
Age Restriction
13 LD
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Crazy Heart
Release Year
2009
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Based On A Novel / Country / Country Music / Country Singers / Music (General) / Reporters / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$39.5 million
Official Website
http://www.crazyheartmovie.com
Ratings
IMDb
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
90%
Metacritic
83
Synopsis
Jeff Bridges stars in this drama based on Thomas Cobb's first novel about an alcoholic country singer. The musician's career is going downhill as he watches his protégé's star ascend, but his encounters with a journalist (THE DARK KNIGHT's Maggie Gyllenhaal) might just keep him from hitting rock bottom. Oscar winner Robert Duvall costars and serves as one of the film's producers.
Poster
Poster for Crazy Heart
Cast & Crew
Director
Scott Cooper
Star
Jeff Bridges / Robert Duvall / Maggie Gyllenhaal
Screenwriter
Scott Cooper
Source Writer
Thomas Cobb / Author: Thomas Cobb
Composer
T-Bone Burnett
Producer
Robert Duvall / Robert Carliner
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Bridges' humane, deeply empathetic lead performance makes it easy to root for one man's redemption." -- Grade: B+
Nathan Rabin (14 Dec 2009, )
Box Office
4 stars out of 5 -- "A richly-realized, deeply-heartfelt character study in the vein of TENDER MERCIES and BOUND FOR GLORY....[A] sterling directing debut by actor Scott Cooper..."
Wade Major (1 Dec 2009, )
Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "It's a measure of Bridges, Duvall, Gyllenhaal and Harper that they create completely different characters."
Roger Ebert (23 Dec 2009, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]layed with a strength of feeling....It is deceptively affecting; a classic both in form and quality -- this year's THE WRESTLER."
Nev Pierce (12 Feb 2010, )
Entertainment Weekly
"Bridges' guileless performance makes this piquant little indie tale of country music, redemption, and the love of a pretty younger woman such a sad-song charmer." -- Grade: B+
Lisa Schwarzbaum (18 Dec 2009, )
Hollywood Reporter
"Bridges more than delivers the goods for Oscar eligibility. He is the mesmerizing, dangerous, unpredictable heart of CRAZY HEART."
Kirk Honeycutt (29 Nov 2009, )
Los Angeles Times
"Cooper, himself an actor and musician with an eye for authenticity, has given Bridges the opportunity to deliver an all-out performance....It's Bridges' gift to make it seem honest and real."
Kenneth Turan (11 Dec 2009, )
Movieline
"A quiet, conventional film with a surprisingly firm grip, writer/director Scott Cobb's CRAZY HEART will choke you up the same way it kept you hanging in over its shaggy, two-hour shuffle: effortlessly."
Michelle Orange (16 Dec 2009, )
New York Times
"[A] small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its center....You hear songs by Townes van Zandt and Waylon Jennings, and you may also think of Willie Nelson and some others."
A. O. Scott (16 Dec 2009, )
Premiere
3 stars out of 4 -- "The songs are catchy, and there's also a sense of realism and believability throughout..."
(20 Apr 2010, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "Cooper, an actor himself, shows a keen eye for authentic detail and an instinct for bringing out the best in the cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal is funny, touching and vital..."
Peter Travers (24 Dec 2009, )
Sight and Sound Critic
"CRAZY HEART's energies and its real interest are centred in its superb depiction of a musician's life on the road, right down to the high-calibre country songs..."
Kate Stables (1 Mar 2010, )
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] poignant portrait of a washed up country singer....It's Bridges himself who makes this straightforward amble down the rocky road to redemption one worth taking..."
Neil Smith (26 Jan 2010, )
USA Today
3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film is] raised by the heartfelt and raw portrayal that Bridges makes look effortless. And he can sing, too."
Claudia Puig (16 Dec 2009, )
Variety
"Jeff Bridges is the whole show here as a cowboy-style crooner who wrestles with his demons in ways that easily engage an audiences' sympathies."
Todd McCarthy (29 Nov 2009, )
Wall Street Journal
"CRAZY HEART is blessed with so many marvelous moments, lovely lines and vivid characters that it's hard to know where to begin..."
(16 Dec 2009, )