I just want to say this and I will say it quickly, and I doubt it will get read much, but I do not care. It's why I have a blog in the first place.
Last weekend I went to see Crazy Heart, and I kind of liked it. I liked the music and some of the story. My favorite scenes were the ones at the end with Robert Duvall, and some other stuff that I will not give away. I didnt care for JB's hygiene, but of course that was in the story line. To be brief, his hair looked greasy. He sweated profusely, puked often. He looked like he was wearing loose dentures and I imagine his breath must have stank. In one scene, Maggie Gyllenhaal winced when he went to kiss her good by because of his breath. He wore polyester blend pants. I am not Maggie Gyllenhaal by any means, but I could not imagine kissing him let alone having him in a bed with me. Jeff Bridges did a fabulous job of playing someone you would avoid fucking at all costs. Not only because of his hygiene, but he was a drunk. He was mean and rude. I liked him in the movie though, because I happened to know that it was really Jeff Bridges who I like.
What I did not like was at the beginning of the movie, his character, Bad Blake, (as odious a name as Lucky Lindy) meets and sleeps with a woman probably about his age. She is the thin-lipped character actress you see all the time. She was in Speed and got killed. Anyway, when we first get a glimpse of her, she is watching Bad Blake stumble around the stage, drunk. She at least appears well groomed and pleasant until the next day when she is sleeping and snoring and her makeup is removed and Bad Blake sees her for the distasteful human being she is. He gives her a look of disgust before he leaves without saying good by. I didn't care for that, and I didn't care for the patronizing way he treated the next older lady he saw. This woman had her hair artfully dyed and styled, had nice teeth (though a tad large) and was very polite and complimentary to Bad Blake. He very kindly put her at arm's length. To look at him in the movie, you'd think he'd be grateful for any attention, but apparently not.
These women were Princess Grace and Audrey Hepburn to Bad Blake's Ratso Rizzo, but since they weren't the lovely young princess in the form of Maggie Gyllenhaal (who made some very poor decisions in this movie, IMO), they were the ugly witches. Yes, I'm old and no I do not get laid very often at all, so that is part of my problem.
Yes, yes, yes. Jeff Bridges is an amazing actor. Whatever. I liked It's Complicated much better.