Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dirty Old Men And The Women Who Love Them

Every time I see the TV ad for "Crazy Heart", I cringe. Jeff Bridges, who plays a "down and out" songwriter, looks like a derelict sorely in need of three hots and a cot. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays his love interest, and that's where my gag reflex kicks in.

Are we supposed to believe an attractive thirty-two-year-old woman would fall in love with a broken-down, sixty-year-old drunk? The answer is yes, and if Bad Blake were played by Clint Eastwood, the answer would still be yes.