Monday, November 16, 2009

TRAILER: Crazy Heart...

Wow, talk about coming out of nowhere!

About two weeks, Fox Searchlight boosted their Oscar weight by pumping up their film, Crazy Heart, by giving it an early December release date. The film, directed by Scott Cooper, stars Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and has been a much talked about contender in the Best Male Lead Oscar category for Bridges, as well as a few rumblings that Gyllenhaal may be able to sneak her way into either female acting category.

Now, not many people have seen the film, but it is already garnering comparisons to The Wrestler (for the strong and physical male lead and the overall look of the film) or Once (for the look and take on music), and is a perfect storm for Fox Searchlight. No more than a month ago, no one had even heard of the film, outside of CMT fans (it was originally created by the channel).

Well, now we have a trailer for it. Late last week a stunning poster was released, and now Searchlight has one upped themselves, by pumping out a fantastic trailer. It’s poetic, warm, and yet gives you a stark look into what looks like the core story of the film, and is exactly everything that a trailer should be, particularly for an independent film. It’s not brilliant, but for a small film, this definitely makes me want to get my ass in a seat when this hits December 11th. And I HATE country music. Go figure. Here’s the trailer:

Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.

Go see something good!

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