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* AdultFear: When Blake loses Buddy in a mall, both for what might have happened to the boy and the fact that Jean would never forgive him for doing that, especially after Jean made him promise not to drink in front of the boy. [[spoiler:Good news/Bad news: Buddy is found safe by mall security, but Jean breaks off the relationship because of that.]]


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* MissingChild: When Blake loses Buddy in a mall, both for what might have happened to the boy and the fact that Jean would never forgive him for doing that, especially after Jean made him promise not to drink in front of the boy. [[spoiler:Good news/Bad news: Buddy is found safe by mall security, but Jean breaks off the relationship because of that.]]

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Blake almost never reveals his true name to people, but towards the end of the film we learn that itís [[spoiler:Otis.]] A name that hardly makes you think of a badass country singer, no wonder he used a stage name.


* AdultFear: When Blake loses Buddy in a mall, both for what might have happened to the boy and the fact that Jean would never forgive him for doing that, especially after Jean made him promise not to drink in front of the boy. [[spoiler:Good news/Badnews: Buddy is found safe by mall security, but Jean breaks off the relationship because of that.]]

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* AdultFear: When Blake loses Buddy in a mall, both for what might have happened to the boy and the fact that Jean would never forgive him for doing that, especially after Jean made him promise not to drink in front of the boy. [[spoiler:Good news/Badnews: news/Bad news: Buddy is found safe by mall security, but Jean breaks off the relationship because of that.]]



* DrinkOrder: Bad Blake will have a whiskey, and Buddy a Ginger Ale on the rocks.



* HandsomeLech / KavorkaMan: Blake could be classified as either of these; he seems to have quite a way with the ladies, despite being a mess most of the time.

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* HandsomeLech / KavorkaMan: HandsomeLech: Blake could be classified as either of these; he seems to have quite a way with the ladies, despite being a mess most of the time.

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"Bad" Blake is a down-on-his-luck Country singer who nowadays travels on the road to perform one night stands wherever he can get them. His protegee, Tommy Sweet, is now a bigger star than him, and that gets on his nerves. One day, reporter Jean Craddock comes along and asks for an interview. He complies, and the ensuing relationship with her and her son Buddy sets up the road to get his life back on track. The film became a sleeper success, in great part because of buzz for Creator/JeffBridges' performance, and earned him the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Actor. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("The Weary Kind"), and MaggieGyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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"Bad" Blake is a down-on-his-luck Country singer who nowadays travels on the road to perform one night stands wherever he can get them. His protegee, Tommy Sweet, is now a bigger star than him, and that gets on his nerves. One day, reporter Jean Craddock comes along and asks for an interview. He complies, and the ensuing relationship with her and her son Buddy sets up the road to get his life back on track. The film became a sleeper success, in great part because of buzz for Creator/JeffBridges' performance, and earned him the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Actor. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("The Weary Kind"), and MaggieGyllenhaal Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.


''Crazy Heart'' is a 1987 novel by Rhode Island College professor Thomas Cobb that later became a 2009 film written and directed by Scott Cooper and starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski The Dude himself]], JeffBridges.

"Bad" Blake is a down-on-his-luck Country singer who nowadays travels on the road to perform one night stands wherever he can get them. His protegee, Tommy Sweet, is now a bigger star than him, and that gets on his nerves. One day, reporter Jean Craddock comes along and asks for an interview. He complies, and the ensuing relationship with her and her son Buddy sets up the road to get his life back on track. The film became a sleeper success, in great part because of buzz for JeffBridges' performance, and earned him the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Actor. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("The Weary Kind"), and MaggieGyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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''Crazy Heart'' is a 1987 novel by Rhode Island College professor Thomas Cobb that later became a 2009 film written and directed by Scott Cooper and starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski The Dude himself]], JeffBridges.

Creator/JeffBridges.

"Bad" Blake is a down-on-his-luck Country singer who nowadays travels on the road to perform one night stands wherever he can get them. His protegee, Tommy Sweet, is now a bigger star than him, and that gets on his nerves. One day, reporter Jean Craddock comes along and asks for an interview. He complies, and the ensuing relationship with her and her son Buddy sets up the road to get his life back on track. The film became a sleeper success, in great part because of buzz for JeffBridges' Creator/JeffBridges' performance, and earned him the [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Actor. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("The Weary Kind"), and MaggieGyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.


* [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin Can't Get Away With Nuthin']] Blake promises not to drink when he's around Buddy, as soon as he does though Buddy dissapears immediately.

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* [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin Can't Get Away With Nuthin']] CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Blake promises not to drink when he's around Buddy, as soon as he does though Buddy dissapears immediately.immediately.
* CareerResurrection: In-universe, Blake is hoping to revive his moribund career by writing or performing songs that get his name back into the spotlight and money back in his pocket. [[spoiler:By the end of the story, he has started a possible resurrection by writing the hit song "The Weary Kind" for Tommy Sweet.]]


* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: Jean ultimately marries someone else, though the experience helps Blake get his life back together)]].

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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Jean ultimately marries someone else, though the experience helps Blake get his life back together)]].



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* AlcoholicParent: Parent substitute. Buddy gets lost while Blake is gets drunk at a mall.





* OscarBait: A [[InsertWhateverYouWantHere ___________]] destroys his life and then gets better after being inspired to by a beautiful young woman.

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* OscarBait: A [[InsertWhateverYouWantHere ___________]] [insert whatever you want here] destroys his life and then gets better after being inspired to by a beautiful young woman.


* CountryMusic: Quite a bit of it is sung throughout the movi

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* CountryMusic: Quite a bit of it is sung throughout the movimovie.


''Crazy Heart'' is a 1987 novel by Rhode Island College professor Thomas Cobb that later became a 2009 film written and directed by Scott Cooper and starring [[TheBigLebowski The Dude himself]], JeffBridges.

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''Crazy Heart'' is a 1987 novel by Rhode Island College professor Thomas Cobb that later became a 2009 film written and directed by Scott Cooper and starring [[TheBigLebowski [[Film/TheBigLebowski The Dude himself]], JeffBridges.


"Bad" Blake is a down-on-his-luck Country singer who nowadays travels on the road to perform one night stands wherever he can get them. His protegee, Tommy Sweet, is now a bigger star than him, and that gets on his nerves. One day, reporter Jean Craddock comes along and asks for an interview. He complies, and the ensuing relationship with her and her son Buddy sets up the road to get his life back on track. The film became a sleeper success, in great part because of buzz for JeffBridges' performance, and earned him the [[AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Actor. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("The Weary Kind"), and MaggieGyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

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"Bad" Blake is a down-on-his-luck Country singer who nowadays travels on the road to perform one night stands wherever he can get them. His protegee, Tommy Sweet, is now a bigger star than him, and that gets on his nerves. One day, reporter Jean Craddock comes along and asks for an interview. He complies, and the ensuing relationship with her and her son Buddy sets up the road to get his life back on track. The film became a sleeper success, in great part because of buzz for JeffBridges' performance, and earned him the [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] for Best Actor. The film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song ("The Weary Kind"), and MaggieGyllenhaal was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.


''CrazyHeart'' is a 1987 novel by Rhode Island College professor Thomas Cobb that later became a 2009 film written and directed by Scott Cooper and starring [[TheBigLebowski The Dude himself]], JeffBridges.

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''CrazyHeart'' ''Crazy Heart'' is a 1987 novel by Rhode Island College professor Thomas Cobb that later became a 2009 film written and directed by Scott Cooper and starring [[TheBigLebowski The Dude himself]], JeffBridges.


* ActorAllusion: When Jeff Bridges sat down at that bowling alley bar, one half expected him to [[TheBigLebowski order a White Russian.]]
** Co-star and co-producer Robert Duvall also starred in ''TenderMercies'', another movie about an alcoholic country singer in search of redemption. Bonus points because Duvall won Best Actor, too.



* CareerResurrection: Bad Blake's goal.

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* CareerResurrection: Bad Blake's goal.



* CountryMusic: Quite a bit of it is sung throughout the movie.
* DevelopmentHell: Thomas Cobb often tells his students that the book didn't do too well and actually went out of print after its first edition. However, the film rights were picked up numerous times throughout the next two decades and every time the film rights were optioned he'd get a small royalty check. When this version of the film was optioned, it was the first time Cobb had ever heard from an actual director. The film itself took only a month to complete.

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* CountryMusic: Quite a bit of it is sung throughout the movie.
* DevelopmentHell: Thomas Cobb often tells his students that the book didn't do too well and actually went out of print after its first edition. However, the film rights were picked up numerous times throughout the next two decades and every time the film rights were optioned he'd get a small royalty check. When this version of the film was optioned, it was the first time Cobb had ever heard from an actual director. The film itself took only a month to complete.
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* DuelingMovies: ''CountryStrong''.

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* DuelingMovies: ''CountryStrong''.



* [[PlayingAgainstType Producing Against Type]]: Two of the producers, Leslie Belzberg and Michael A. Simpson, made a rare foray into drama here. Belzberg is best known as a collaborator on Creator/JohnLandis's films and Simpson produced ''Film/SleepawayCampIIUnhappyCampers'' and ''Film/SleepawayCampIIITeenageWasteland''.

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