Crazy Heart (2009)

Crazy Heart (2009) — What elevates this movie above just being a The Wrestler rip-off with country music instead of wrestling? 1) GOOD country music.  In the Toby Keith/Tim McGraw/Keith Urban days that’s not all that easy to come by, but the main character Bad Blake is more in the Kris Kristofferson vein.  2) Jeff Bridges is amazing.  3) Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell (with a southern accent) do their own singing and they’re both pretty good at it.  I’m getting the soundtrack soon as I pass by a locally-owned record store…

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