Posted on 5/07/10 06:57 PM
This was another movie that I greatly looked forward to for 2009. Surprisingly this was truly outstanding! I was thrilled to see the iconic Jeff Bridges get the oscar he so very much deserved.
This film combined an old story (a once great one fallen on hard times makes his was back to the top) with superb acting and a moving score. On all counts the actors live up to their lead, Farrell, Gyllenhaal, and Duvall hand in real, moving performances.
I could spend all day raving about the actors and how fantastic they are but then I wouldn't get a chance to describe what else I loved about the film. The overall aura of the film was great. It was simple, raw and real. It reminded me a great deal of the wrestler for 2008, with the camera following the characters in a documentary style take. I espicially enjoyed the reality this film delievered. I actually expected to see Bridges talking like Bad Blake in an interview I saw him in after I watched the film. The only downside was that bridges got a little to into character and there were points where his speech was totally against the wall.
Overall I couldn't find a single issue with this film. The songs, the acting, and the familiar story deserved every oscar and nomination it got. Folks if you have a chance you must see this film! It was flawless for me.