At one point in Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart
, 57-year-old alcoholic, down-on-his-luck country singer/songwriter Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) explains that the great songs sound like you’ve already heard them. There’s much truth in that statement, and it’s an apt description of the movie’s charm as well.
A onetime country star who wrote a number of popular tunes, Bad’s career is currently in the dumps. He’s on a tour traveling hundreds of miles a day in his trusty, beat-up truck in order to play in bowling alleys and bars with a different set of local musicians every night. His diet consists primarily of whiskey and the easily seduced members of his aging f...