Saturday, February 20, 2010

9. February 19, 2010 - Crazy Heart (2009)

The major problem with this movie is not that it rips practically everything off from The Wrestler (right down to an unnecessary plot about an estranged angry child) but it is that it takes about half the movie before you can sympathize with the character. He's a messed-up alcoholic who runs off stage in the middle of a show to throw up in a garbage can - oh, but look! He met a nice girl and that made him want to turn his life around. I will say that Jeff Bridges' performance was very good and T-Bone Burnett's song "The Weary Kind" is actually pretty touching and very appropriate for the movie. Colin Farrell showing up halfway through the movie was nice, but that's about all I can say.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't say it rips everything off from THE WRESTLER. Heck, the way the protege eclipses the tutor actually reminded me an awful lot of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.