‘Crazy Heart’ trailer

Posted by · 12:53 am · November 17th, 2009

An absolutely beautiful collection of images and moments from the film. Pitch-perfect, really. And featuring the original track “The Weary Kind,” by the way:

Check it out in HD at Apple.

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  • 1 11-17-2009 at 1:10 am

    Brian said...

    Are they trying to keep Colin Farrel a surprise? He’s in the trailer for like, 2 seconds.

    I LOVE that the trailer specifies how many times Bridges has been nominated, and show his name on screen twice. Only Freeman can take down this train, let’s be honest.

  • 2 11-17-2009 at 1:13 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I heard today that they are, but it’s a bit silly, since everyone knows he’s in it.

  • 3 11-17-2009 at 1:15 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Looks like exactly what I was expecting. Which is a good thing, in this case.

    Love what I can hear of the song.

  • 4 11-17-2009 at 1:21 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    I know that you’ve insisted time and time again that this film is not derivative of The Wrestler, but I got SERIOUS vibes from it the moment that music started playing.

    Hell, even the plot that the trialer hints at is lock-step with Aronofsky’s opus.

  • 5 11-17-2009 at 1:26 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    It’s tough to ignore the parallels, I just think it’s unfair to reduce it, is all.

  • 6 11-17-2009 at 1:36 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Personally, I’m kind of of amused that everyone is saying this looks derivative of “The Wrestler,” when “The Wrestler” itself was “derivative” of a long strain of hard-luck storytelling in American cinema. Let’s not pretend it was a true original.

    Anyway, the parallels to “Tender Mercies” are far more obvious.

  • 7 11-17-2009 at 1:46 am

    red_wine said...

    New Avatar Featurette – Themes
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    Holy shit! The new footage shown is jaw-dropping. Dunno bout quality, it will absolute dazzle on a giant IMAX screen. Crime to watch this movie any other way.

  • 8 11-17-2009 at 3:44 am

    One Movie, Five Views said...

    I love this trailer. I hope that the song from it gets nominated. And I agree, Jef Bridges may well be the front runner for Best Actor.

    I do see The Wrestler comparisons from the trailer. That is probably the most recent film that comes to mind with a similar premise. The Wrestler was also an excellent film, but I’m sure this film isn’t going to have the same grittiness and violence that The Wrestler had.

  • 9 11-17-2009 at 4:23 am

    John H. Foote said...

    And the Oscar goes to….

  • 10 11-17-2009 at 5:29 am

    Marshall said...

    I echo the sentiment about “The Wrestler.”

    And honestly, could Fox Searchlight be whoring themselves for the Academy anymore? We all know that the only reason that this movie is being released in 2009 is so that they can get some nominations, but is it really necessary to remind us how many Oscar nominations Jeff Bridges has, much less tell us that this is the “role of a lifetime.”
    (Any readers of Awards Daily might recognize this spiel. I think I’m bitter because this reduces Jeremy Renner’s chances and it makes the race less fun if he is now a lock.)

  • 11 11-17-2009 at 5:46 am

    James D. said...

    I think I am going to need subtitles to understand what Jeff Bridges is saying in the film.

  • 12 11-17-2009 at 5:54 am

    JAB said...

    the song is beeeeeautiful. Can’t wait for this one. While I agree with the Wrestler comparison, I’m not complaining, because if this is anything like The Wrestler we’re in for one hell of a movie.

  • 13 11-17-2009 at 5:55 am

    aspect ratio said...

    It’s a great trailer, I particularly like the bit where he sings along with the song, but I have to say it wouldn’t have hurt if it’d included a proper “Oscar clip” moment to warrant the “performance of a lifetime” claim early in the trailer. Not that there’s anything wrong with saving the best stuff for the actual movie, but if I didn’t know better I probably wouldn’t think this looked like a leading Best Actor contender.

  • 14 11-17-2009 at 6:16 am

    Marlowe said...

    Is that Bridges singing?

  • 15 11-17-2009 at 6:28 am

    JJ said...

    I think the trailer looks good, and Bridges looks great.

    I, too, have reservations on the Tender Mercies/Wrestler-ness of it all. Especially, because I did not care for Tender Mercies.

  • 16 11-17-2009 at 7:05 am

    Joel said...

    Looks magnificent. This also is perfect bait for some vague, pointless bashing from Armond White.

  • 17 11-17-2009 at 7:05 am

    Bill Melidoneas said...

    I jumped on the bandwagon when you guys (IC.com) broke the distrib. story on this. Love Jeff Bridges. From Last Picture Show all the way through the Dude. He has this one coming.

    On the bandwagon till the end. If this plays the same notes that The Wrestler did (albeit without a less celebrated director like Aronofsky was) but I think this film has the singing & music plus the Academy is gonna love Bridges in a way opposite from how Rourke divided a lot of votes. Don’t see any backlash to a Bridges win.

  • 18 11-17-2009 at 7:46 am

    moviefan said...

    Great trailer, and though I’ve loved a couple of other performances this year, Sam Rockwell and Jeremy Renner, Bridges is my choice to win and I’m really hoping the Academy gives it to him this year. He’s long overdue.

    Kris, did you know Fox Searchlight is using your review as a Feature Review on their Crazy Heart page?


  • 19 11-17-2009 at 7:55 am

    Kevin said...

    I know it’s been said, but I have to say it reminds me of “The Wrestler”, which is a great thing. Bridges is so overdue for recognition. I think I will definitely be conflicted come oscar night, especially if Best Actor ends up with the 5 I am predicting

    Jeff Bridges
    Colin Firth
    Viggo Mortensen
    Jeremy Renner
    George Clooney

    If those are our 5 nominees, I won’t know who to root for. On one hand, the first three are overdue, and Renner is the breakout leading man of the year. Clooney has already won an oscar (deservedly so, I loved his performance in Syriana). I don’t see Daniel Day Lewis getting nominated this year, for a couple of reasons, not the least of which being that he’s already won twice, and very recently, I might add. Something tells me that he isn’t going to be the focus of Weinstein’s campaign. Seems like they are really pushing the ladies of the film, even though Cruz, Cotillard, Kidman, Dench, and Loren all have oscars already. Hudson is the only one without an oscar, but who is honestly predicting she will get through?

    Bottom line, right now its looking like Bridges’ oscar to lose, but I wouldn’t count out Firth or Viggo just yet.

  • 20 11-17-2009 at 8:50 am

    entertainmenttoday.. said...

    It hard to believe that its been 36 years since Bridges starred in King Kong. Hes been around for a long time.

  • 21 11-17-2009 at 9:16 am

    JFK said...


    I like your list, but I’ll swap Mortensen for Holbrook or Freeman.

    This trailer looks good, I agree with the Wrestler comments though. It’ll be interesting to see if Gyllenhaal ends up with a nod. She was excellent in Sherry Baby and The Secretary.

  • 22 11-17-2009 at 9:20 am

    david said...

    James D…i’m with you on not being able to clearly understand Bridges dialogue. It just sounds like he’s mumbling. The whole country singer trying to make good thing doesn’t do much for me either. My passion for country music pretty much begins and ends with Johnny Cash. I see this film doing well with critics, but the box office haul figures to be pretty darn small. Most people will wait to catch this on DVD, if they decide to watch it at all. Bridges would need to win the Oscar to make that happen though. Maggie looks just beautiful though, and the song played in the trailer is quite good.

  • 23 11-17-2009 at 9:53 am

    Brian D. said...

    The down-on-his-luck performer vs. the urban gay man. Hmmm… Is it me or does this feel like a rematch from last year’s Best Actor race?

  • 24 11-17-2009 at 10:13 am

    Silencio said...

    Looks good. Really digging the song. Really.

  • 25 11-17-2009 at 11:49 am

    Maxim said...

    I hate to say this but the trailer left me dissapoited. While no Country music fan I was intriqued by the promise of Jeff Bridges’ performance.

    But the trialer looks like a collection of cliches, right up to the ending concert and the song is, well, nothing special.

    I really hope I am wrong about this one because I liked the poster and I like Bridges.

  • 26 11-17-2009 at 12:26 pm

    Matt King said...

    I quite liked the trailer. Great music, and all that. I hope it isn’t too much like “The Wrestler,” as I found that movie to be so derivative, repetitive, and cliched that I could barely stand it. Great cinematography, good performances, but my goodness was that movie annoying to watch.

    Great trailer for this one though. I’ll see it for sure. Certainly worried, but I’ll see it for sure.

  • 27 11-17-2009 at 12:39 pm

    head_wizard said...

    Didn’t do much for me but trailers have been misleading all year so far, will wait to see it before I say more. Though I do hope I can understand what Bridges is saying.

  • 28 11-17-2009 at 2:54 pm

    BerkeleyGirl said...

    To those worried about cliches, don’t… No matter the script, Bridges always rises above. The man is incapable of playing a false note as an actor. Just as I treasure his scenes with Chris Cooper in “Seabiscuit,” I can’t wait to see him opposite Duvall. These guys are all the real deal – actors who quietly disappear into their characters. Unfortunately, these same guys often get overlooked at awards time. To his great credit, Firth also belongs in this group. It ‘s worth checking the Helen Hunt film, “Then She Found Me” as a stark contrast to Mr. Darcy.

    I understand the remorse of those who’d love to see Renner win, but get over it. Even if “Crazy Heart” can’t compare to “The Hurt Locker,” I guarantee that Bridges will be worthy. A Bridges win would most certainly not be a case of Al Pacino’s hoo-ah! role.

  • 29 11-17-2009 at 5:49 pm

    tim said...

    No buzz for Duvall?

  • 30 11-17-2009 at 6:20 pm

    Justin said...

    I wasn’t overly impressed with the trailer. While I know Bridges will be great, I don’t buy him being the frontrunner just yet..

  • 31 11-17-2009 at 7:26 pm

    ganonlink1991 said...

    omg I’m absolutely in love with the song, it’s so beautiful. Though the trailer doesn’t show much, it seems that the film will be very emotionally powerful. The Wrestler of this year.

  • 32 11-17-2009 at 7:46 pm

    Sieben said...

    “The Weary Kind” sounds beautiful. Since it factors in as a major plot point, I can definitely see a nomination or potentially even a win to supplement Bridges.

    And he certainly seems to have everything in his favor – good notices, baity role, overdue factor… As long as Morgan Freeman isn’t out-of-this-world astounding and Up in the Air doesn’t sweep, he should have a great shot at his Oscar.

  • 33 11-21-2009 at 8:53 am

    Me. said...

    Looks great. I can see where the Jeff Bridges buzz is coming from now. Although, shouldn’t the Best Actor frontrunner also be a Best Picture contender, with 10 slots?