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.