Friday, 19 February 2010
Gosh, I really do not know how to review this as it left me with an over all felling of 'Meh'.
A country music artist suffering from substance abuse which affects the woman in his life - have so heard that song before, so many times that I just really wanted to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
What stopped me is Jeff Bridges, who is of course wonderful in a role he could have done in his sleep.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is just wasted, and brings nothing particularly special to her character. Her Oscar nom is obviously an apology for her performances in 'Sherry Baby', 'Happy Endings', and 'Secretary'.
Overall not nearly as good as the lead song 'The Weary Kind' would make us think.
Grade - C