I have been doing A LOT of thinking about “Crazy Heart” lately. I was so filled with joy watching Jeff Bridges accept his Best Actor Oscar (even though it should have gone to Colin Firth for “A Single Man”). But I suppose if you have to lose to someone, it might as well be Jeff Bridges! When I saw “Crazy Heart” I was disappointed. I was looking for something a different. I think it had a lot to do with the frame of mind I was in during that period. I was in a very deep rut in my life when I saw “Crazy Heart”, and that was tremendously unfair to the film. I was hoping the film was going to make me feel worse, help feed the self loathing inside of me. It didn’t, and I think that’s why I was rough on certain elements of the film. I have watched it twice recently since I first saw it in theaters in December and I have a lot more respect for the film. I am planning on revisiting my review of “Crazy Heart” and am going to write an “expanded” review of it.
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