Ain't that the truth? That's the tagline for the movie, "Crazy Heart". I have been wanting to see it ever since I first heard about it a month ago and it finally started playing yesterday at the Galleria. I went to see it this afternoon and it was amazing. Jeff Bridges was absolutely incredible as washed-up, alcoholic country music star, Bad Blake. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a young reporter, a very unlikely match for Bad, but watching them fall in love is so touching that I actually cried TWICE. Oh, the sweetness! Just look at 'em!!!!
And Robert Duvall's small part was a nice surprise. I love him and had no idea he was in this movie.
I did a little research online and discovered that Jeff Bridges has never won an Oscar. I'd be very surprised if old Bad Blake doesn't change that for him.
**** Oscar Update!! 3/7/10 ****
He won Best Actor! He sure did.