Crazy Heart is a film about a man who has to reach rock bottom before he can restart his life and be the man he is meant to be.
Jeff Bridges stars as Bad Blake, a one time country superstar who is now forced to play in bowling alleys and dive bars not because of his talent, but because of his disgust for himself and his choices as well as his addiction to alcohol. He has a son he never speaks to and his relationships with women doesn’t go any further than the standard one night stand.
While playing a gig in Albuquerque, Blake’s piano player asks him if he will do an interview with his niece, who happens to be a journalist. Blake agrees and is instantaneously drawn to Jean (wonderfully played by Maggie Gyllenhaal). She is smart, beautiful, and unabashedly attracted to the talent of Bad Blake.