Very realistic movie about an alcoholic country music player at the bottom end of his career. Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for best actor for playing the role of the broken country music singer Bad Blake. He does so very convincingly but I do wonder if it is do to his acting skills or if he was just being himself. The story is nothing new: alcoholic falls in love, screws it up and cleans up his act to get a second chance. I found the story of Jean, far more interesting. Single Mom falls for charming, alcoholic country player and against her better judgement thinks this just might work. When he screws it up, she walks away and sticks to that decision.
Good acting, surprisingly even by Colin Farrell!