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Crazy Heart

Rock stars and single moms. Sounds familiar. Hehe.

Great movie. Better than expected, actually. But the title sounds like the name of a Native American chief. Or a Care Bear.

I admit, I'm not really a fan of country music. The only country artists I know are Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, and Shania only because she is hot. But watching this movie changed my attitude towards country music. I guess I'll give country music a chance to seduce my ears. And I'll be starting with this film's soundtrack. This film's theme song, by the way, won an Oscar for Best Original Song last year.

Another Oscar award this film took home was for Best Actor. And if you think Jeff Bridges didn't deserve the award, you probably haven't even seen the film.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was perfect as a single mom. She got the emotions down pat, especially in the scene where Jeff Bridges lost her little boy. Okay, I won't say anymore. Some people hate spoilers.

Colin Farrell may not have gotten enough screen time, but what the hell. He sings and plays the guitar. That's a sight that'll make panties drop.

And finally, Robert Duvall is hilarious as an old timer. Well, he really is an old timer in real life. And don't get me wrong, this isn't a comedy. Robert Duvall just delivers his old timer lines damn good.

All in all, a really great movie from writer-director Scott Cooper. And this is why I love auteurs.

*some info from IMDb
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Crazy Heart. USA. 2009.

Rating: Eight and a half out of ten.
Jeff Bridges' acting: Nine out of ten.
Colin Farrell's guitar playing and singing: Eight point eight out of ten.
Robert Duvall's acting: Nine out of ten.


You can never go wrong with a guy playing the guitar and singing at the same time. And I heart Maggie G. Hehe. :D

Yes you can. Jericho Rosales playing the guitar and singing at the same time is wrong.

A "The Hunks" man-pageant winner in Eat Bulaga is plus (Come on! You've got to consider the fact. Haha!) Super plus for knowing how to play the guitar, period! But I agree, overall, I wouldn't chose him to pick up a guitar and serenade me. Hehe.

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