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At Theaters: 12/16/2009 On Video: 4/20/2010
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549937
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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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. 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.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a slow-moving drama aimed at an older adult audience. Fans of star Jeff Bridges will enjoy this one-man show. Fans of Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall may be disappointed by their limited screen time. Adult subject matter and language make the film inappropriate for children, who wouldn't be interested anyhow.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jeff Bridges THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS
Maggie Gyllenhaal AWAY WE GO, THE DARK KNIGHT, STRANGER THAN FICTION
Robert Duvall THE ROAD, FOUR CHRISTMASES, WE OWN THE NIGHT
Ryan Bingham Acting Debut
Dir/Prod/Wri: Scott Cooper Director Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
Brand New Angel
Fallin' and Flyin'
Hello Trouble
The Supporting Cast
Vision Of The New American West
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 17 F-words, 11 S-words, 14 GD's
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A hit.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic lines; cute kid humor.
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Crazy Heart is a labor of love for many of those involved.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Excellent Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one of them...Look at him playing Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart." The notion of a broke-down, boozy country singer is an archetype in pop culture. We've seen this story before. The difference is, Bad Blake makes us believe it happened to him.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 156 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
63
Very High
97%
30+Adults (F)
86
Very High
95%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 156 moviegoers:
TEENS:We only collected three reviews. Two loved it and one rated it as average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The two males only rated it as average. The two females rated it above average. These reviews are not that great but the adult reviews are much better and there are many more of them so I would rely more on them.
ADULTS:Great reviews from both the males and females! Over half LOVED "CRAZY HEART." Most of the rest enjoyed it very much. Only a small percentage rated it as low as average. Highly Recommended!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
At the age of 57, Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) still lives his life out on the road, playing long-ago #1 hits in third-rate beer joints and bowling alleys to aging crowds as drunk and yearning as he is, while his fleeting fame slides into obscurity. The most he can hope for these days is to open a big concert for his young protégé, Tommy Sweet, who learned everything he knows from Bad -- except Tommy, unlike Bad, managed to become rich and famous from it.

One gig blurs into the next until one night in Santa Fe when Bad meets a local journalist Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and falls for her harder than usual. Bad promises nothing to Jean and, as a single mom with plenty of regrets, Jean knows she'd be a fool to believe even in that. Still, they continue winding up in each other's arms.

But can Bad, who can barely keep his own head above badly troubled waters, really take care of anyone else? His attempt becomes a gritty and witty portrait of a man coming to terms with his own starkly human limitations and a last chance for a sweet drop of redemption.

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