'Crazy Heart': Your thoughts?

January 22, 2010
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On Thursday, Jan. 21, IBJ joined with the Indianapolis International Film Festival and others to offer a sneak preview of "Crazy Heart," the new drama starring Jeff Bridges (who won a Golden Globe for his performance just a few days earlier).

So what did you think of the film?


  • Crazy Heart
    I was very impressed by the singing of Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell. I assumed that their voices were dubbed in until I read an article in today's paper that both did their own singing. Thanks for an enjoyable evening. We had a wonderful time.
  • Crazy Heart
    I thought the movie was very good, it seemed a bit long, but the story, felt REAL. Jeff Bridges did an excellent job. I couldn't quite get Colin Farrell as a country singer, but he played such a small role that it was not distracting in any way. But, overall, the movie was very good.
  • Excellent movie
    Classic movie with a storyline and peformance that will last for generations. Excellent
  • Excellent
    Overall I would say the movie was excellent. The ending wasn't as I expected...I think I would have ended it differently. The movie felt real and pulled your emotional heart strings. I couldn't believe how well Jeff Bridges performed. He was absolutely perfect!
    I'd suggest it to friends.
  • Twangtastic
    First off, Jeff Bridges is wonderful. He plays a down on his luck, rough and tumble, scum baggy country singer like nobodys business. The cinematography was breathtaking on more than one occasion. Not necassarly a feel good movie, but the cast, script, and music make for a great experience. A must see.
  • Disappointed
    Jeff Bridges is so good I can smell him. His performance alone can not make this a good movie, although it is an effective addiction story--another addiction story. Lingering over pain and hopelessless. And more pain and hopelessness. I keep comparing this film to Tender Mercies.
  • Great movie!
    Thanks for the tickets! Really enjoyed the movie. I can easliy see why Jeff Bridges is the front-runner for the Oscar - he was amazing! Also some great supporting work from Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and especially Maggie Gyllenhall.
  • Crazy Heart
    This was not the movie I expected to see. I expected a 'chick flick' movie, but this was much grittier. Jeff Bridges was very compelling as drunk, down on your luck in every way but the sack kind of guy. I enjoyed the movie and liked that it didn't have the unrealistic Hollywood happy ending. My friend and I did think it was a bit long, but overall we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the tickets!
  • Opening Today
    We are going to the first showing today @ 1 pm and are actually paying to see the film!
  • Excellent
    I have a rule: if Robert Duvall is in a film - whether his role is lead or supporting - it's a film I'll like. My rule proved itself again with Crazy Heart.

    This is hardly an original story (seriously, are there any human dramas left we haven't seen or heard?), but it's beautifully told in a way that makes you pull for Bad, even when that's exactly how he's behaving.

    Jeff Bridges is amazing. Colin Ferrell was a weird casting choice as a country singer, but it all worked. Maggie Gyllenhall was terrific, exposing palpable vulnerability with little eruptions of schoolgirl hope.

    The soundtrack is terrific and the cinematography makes me lonely for a car trip out west. That said, I think I'll build in time for rest stops and leave the empty milk jug at home rather than riding shotgun.

    The screening itself was as good as the movie. Great theater, well organized event. Thanks so much for the opportunity!
  • Great
    Excellent movie. Story is a little pat, but it is told well and the characters and performances make a simple story seem very real. Bridges' performance is truly excellent.
  • Jeff Bridges was great
    I really enjoyed the opportunity to see this movie...thanks IBJ and IIFF!

    Although I thought parts of the movie were cliche, Jeff Bridges was fantastic as Bad and I never lost interest in the film. I, too, thought Colin Farrell was a weird choice for a country singer. But then, is Keith Urban anywhere near the same type of country star as Johnny Cash? I think it was effective in that manner...aiming for the juxtaposition of a present day country singer versus one from a different generation.

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