Crazy Heart

March 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm (film) (, , , , , , )

Let me start this post off by saying this: I friggin LOVED the movie Crazy Heart

But….

Let’s face it, if you’re of a certain generation and you see Jeff Bridges with long hair and facial hair, you think one thing: The Dude.  If you aren’t of a certain generation, you don’t even know who The Dude is.  In which case, you need to rent The Big Lebowski and get ready for the ride of your life.  One of the things you’ll learn about The Dude is that he bowls.  He and his group are bowling fiends.  The first scene of Crazy Heart takes place in a bowling alley.  Really, guys?  When Bad Blake set down at the bar in the bowling alley, I almost seriously expected for the camera to pull out and show Sam Elliot sitting there.

My other beef with Crazy Heart was Jeff Bridges’ style of smoking cigarettes.  Fingers splayed wide, he grabs the cigarette in the web of his first two fingers.  I am pretty sure I’ve seen Mr. Bridges smoke this way in every movie I’ve seen him smoke in.  So every time Bad Blake reached for the cigarette in his mouth, I was taken out of the movie and started thinking about other Bridges movies.  That makes me sad.

But still, I loved this movie.  I already have the soundtrack and have listened to it 15 times.  When the movie comes out on DVD, I’ll have that too.  I don’t think Bridges will win the Best Actor Oscar tomorrow night and I’m not entirely sure I think he should.  But I will say this: I cannot WAIT to see Tron Legacy and to see him play “Rooster” in True Grit!

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