Crazy Heart

The harder the life, the sweeter the song
The harder the life, the sweeter the song
D: Scott Cooper
Fox Searchlight/Informant Media/Butchers Run (Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, Judy Cairo & T-Bone Burnett)
USA 🇺🇸 2009
106 mins
W: Scott Cooper
DP: Barry Markowitz
Ed: John Axelrad
Mus: Stephen Bruton & T-Bone Burnett
PD: Waldemar Kalinowski
Jeff Bridges (Bad Blake), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Jean Craddock), Robert Duvall (Wayne Kramer), Colin Farrell (Tommy Sweet)
Jeff Bridges won a long-awaited and well deserved Oscar for his performance as Bad Blake, an alcoholic country music singer who receives much needed salvation from a single mother journalist.
The film has many similarities to 1983's Tender Mercies, which also saw Robert Duvall win a Best Actor Oscar as a washed up Country & Western singer. 
They're both good movies, but the ultimate enjoyment factor heavily depends on whether or not you're a fan of that particular genre of music.
Jeff Bridges really does act his heart out in this, and his singing isn't too shabby either.

Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart