Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart is what the Wrestler would have been had that movie had a plot line and an actor. Jeff Bridges plays Bad Blake who is a musician not a wrestler, who once was famous. When the Wrestler came out with Mickey Rourke, a lot of reviewers commented about how wonderful Rourke had been in playing a down and out entertainer. I saw the movie and thought Rourke's performance was one dimensional.

Bridges may well be playing someone close to himself but the character in Crazy Heart is one who has the same problems that Rourke's did but in this movie I actually cared about what happened to him. Rourke's character ends as he started, down and out and self absorbed. Bridge's character has some redeeming characteristics throughout the movie. If you have not seen this movie, you should.

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