So maybe a little on the corny, melodramatic side but still… merging too of my favorite things into one (music and film) with a cast I won’t be able to skip and I’m convinced we’re probably looking at something kind of special here; particularly for Jeff Bridges.
Directorial debuts are also something nearly always special as there’s no ingrained sense of “have to do it this way.” New film makers do it the way they know how which often leads to risks and lucky mistakes.
Rounding out the cast is Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duval and Colin Farrell. This looks like Jeff Bridges’ take on The Wrestler. I’m sold.
Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) 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 (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.