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A singer with the 'Crazy Heart' (and liver) of a poet
Tom Baker / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
3 stars out of five
Dir: Scott Cooper
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell
Country music singer-songwriter Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish, sweats like a pig, and urinates into a plastic jug while driving from town to town. As I watched him perform under hot lights at a variety of small and unglamorous venues in the movie Crazy Heart, I could almost smell him. He didn't smell very nice.
Bad is well past the peak of his career when the movie opens, …