Crazy Heart ★★★½

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

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Although it helps if you’re a country fan, I’m sure you will enjoy this film no matter your musical affiliation. The story is familiar, faded rockstar meets a love interest and has to work on his deep rooted issues to try and win her over. But there is something unique and fascinating about Jeff Bridges’ performance. Jeff proves once again that he is a phenomenal and subtle actor. 

Admittedly, it has a lot of cliches but the film doesn’t give you everything you want. Much like how life doesn’t give Bad Blake everything he wants despite his successful past. Now, that’s as much as I’ll say without spoiling it.