Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall and Sarah Jane Morris
Story: Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart. (Fox Searchlight)
Rated: R for language and brief sexuality
Bottom Line: This movie, although cliché-ridden and pretty predictable, lies squarely on the shoulders of Jeff Bridges acting - and it’s his tremendous effort here that’ll win him his first Best Actor Academy Award. I repeat, Jeff Bridges for the Oscar gold!