When I told my best friend Brooke that I was going to see 'Crazy Heart' (written and directed by Scott Cooper, based on the novel by Thomas Cobb), starring Jeff Bridges (nominated for a "Best Actor in a Drama" Golden Globe for his performance) and Maggie Gyllenhaal, her response was, "You mean, 'The Wrestler' except done with country music instead of wrestling?"

Though 'Crazy Heart' is less intense and harrowing, I can see why she said that. At times, as I watched the film, due to the Brooke-planted seed and certain similarities between the two films, I kept envisioning scenes from 'The Wrestler', though during 'The Wrestler' I kept seeing visions of Axl Rose whenever I looked at Mickey Rourke's bloated face.
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