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by Peter Knegt
November 17, 2009 3:39 AM
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"Crazy Heart" Trailer

Fox Searchlight has released the trailer for their last minute Oscar '09 contender, "Crazy Heart." Suggestively a decision made in the wake of "Amelia" crashing and burning with critics and audiences, Searchlight moved the film - the directorial debut of Scott Cooper - up from its original 2010 release to a awards qualifying run beginning December 16th. The very last trailer of the 2009 Oscar season, it showcases the film's biggest asset - the performance of 4-time Academy Award nominee (and 0-time winner) Jeff Bridges.

Bridges plays Bad Blake, 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. Gyllenhaal is being campaigned in the lead actress category, though it's likely Bridges (and the film's original music by T-Bone Burnett) are the film's more reasonable shots at Oscar contention. Bridges has even been catapulted to most prognosticator's winner predictions.

Check out the trailer below:

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