A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. [imdb]
Nominated for 3 Oscars:
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (WINNER)
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Best Original Song (WINNER)
I am happy The Blind Side was nominated for Best Picture and not this! Need I say more? :) Isn't it obvious that Crazy Heart goes for every cliche in the book and the result is a big Whatever with a good soundtrack and a decent leading performance?
If you don't have the story, there's nothing to work with. And the screenplay is quite bad and highly predictable. Jeff Bridges is fine, but I don't see anything too special about his performance, nor did I find it touching. Maggie's nomination is a misfortune; it's nice to see an Oscar nom coming out of nowhere, but she wasn't even a quarter as good as Diane Kruger, Melanie L, Samantha Morton or Marion...
My rating for the film: 4/10. It deserves Best Song... but I'm still pissed about Maggie's pointless nomination.