“Crazy Heart”

Colin Farrell displaying his range as a tragic yet comedic actor. Photo taken by Jeff Bridges. From: JeffBridges.com

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.

Thanks for reading, and please – check back soon.


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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