Jeff Bridges new film, "Crazy Heart" had the amazing performance of it's livelihood. Same with Maggie Gyllenhaal's next best effort after 2008's "The Dark Knight." The concept was great but had too many smoking scenes that overlapped more of the drinking scenes.
Based on a novel about a country music singer, Bad Blake was fully understood where the end had to tie in the knot. The story relied on and surrounded the character development of Bad Blake. There was nothing wrong with the acting on Jeff Bridges part when he portrayed Bad Blake and there was nothing wrong with Maggie Gyllenhaal's part as the reporter who falls for him, realizing she made a mistake keeping her 4 year old son with someone who drinks constantly. It leads to an important moral where bad habits become bad influences in which pushes a family away and so he can't even be around his other son for a long time.
Crazy Heart was explained perfectly fine, but it was a little too much at times where I felt like someone was hitting me in the head with a hammer saying, "smoking is cool. Do it you asshole." The one thing I have to say about that is that it lacked way too much where I, myself, have felt that it was very unsuitable for those who are very healthy and sensitive. Sensitive in a way, where they would feel easily hurt by watching this type of film. It monopolized the direct initiative toward those in the entertainment industry that are both a cigarette and alcohol abuser.
Crazy Heart was steady and slow paced in the beginning where I was the only one in the theater laughing. The other special movie critic that puts all her heart and soul into critiquing films and writing articles would be Rachel Galvin. I can tell that she can agree or disagree with me on this but it wasn't the type of film I thought it would be. I can give Crazy Heart a marginal thumbs up but I apologize to give it two stars.