Review | Crazy Heart

Entertainment Apr. 19, 2010 AT 1:14PM
Review | Crazy Heart Credit: Lorey Sebastian

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Us Rating: ** 1/2

Jeff Bridges earned Oscar gold for his role as "Bad" Blake, a downward-spiraling country musician who tries to change his ways after falling in love with a single mom (Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal). The pair’s hokey May-December romance feels forced and hollow, and contrasts sharply with the film's gritty realism -- which includes a scene where a drunk Blake bolts during his own concert to vomit outside. At least the story is elevated by a stirring soundtrack. (20th Century Fox, $30)

-- THELMA ADAMS

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