Posted on 8/16/11 07:30 AM
Before I watched Crazy Heart, I didnīt know what to expect from it. Now after watching it, I donīt really know what I should think about it.
The film is beautifully shot and Jeff Bridges is brilliant as Otis "Bad" Blake, the former country music star. I also liked Maggie Gyllenhalls performance, so you canīt say a lot of bad stuff about the acting in general.
I didnīt even have a problem with the slow pace of the film. For me, the problem was that thereīs just not too much going on in Crazy Heart - and probably nothing new as well. Most people will know versions of the type of story presented here. At times I also felt that this story could have been much more in-depth. Think about the conflict with Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell) - it came a little short in my eyes. It seemed like something was missing when the credits already rolled.
I watched this film because Bridges won the Oscar for his performance and I think that he is essential for the films success. Without Bridgesī acting, Crazy Heart could have been something truly mediocre - which it is not.