Monday, January 04, 2010


CRAZY HEART is a lovely way to cleanse the palette after last night's movie debacle. It's nice that a movie shot on a very small budget can look about 1000 times better than a movie shot on a Hollywood mega-budget. The cinematography is great.

But of course it's all about the characters in this case, and the performances are wonderful, even the minor characters are well cast. Jeff Bridges is Oscar bait, and maybe Maggie Gyllenhaal as well. The movie sounded great as well. Unfortunately on its tiny release it has grossed only $700k. Please go see this movie. It's so much better than the other crap out there. Support low-budget independent filmmakers.

1 comment:

robyn said...

I wish it had another title, but I loved this movie. I also liked what a reviewer said about it, which is that you don't listen to a country song hoping it's going to blow your mind with awesome innovation, you listen to a country song to hear the same things you always have heard, just done really well. This movie felt like that to me. Won't we all always be up for a good bittersweet love story? And if there's a subtle Lebowski visual joke, so much the better.