HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Passes to ‘Crazy Heart’ With Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes up for grabs to the new film “Crazy Heart” with Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall!

The film also stars Brian Gleason, Rick Dial, William Sterchi, Richard W. Gallegos, William Marquez, LeAnne Lynch, David Manzanares, J. Michael Oliva and Ryil Adamson from writer and director Scott Cooper. “Crazy Heart” is based on the novel by the same name from Thomas Cobb.

To win your free “Crazy Heart” movie pass to any Chicago-area Landmark Theatre at the time of your choosing, all you need to do is answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! “Crazy Heart” opened in Chicago on Dec. 25, 2009. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal
The movie poster for “Crazy Heart” with Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Image credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Here is the plot description for “Crazy Heart”:

Four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film “Crazy Heart” from writer and director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake 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.

Still, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (two-time Golden Globe nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal). She’s a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.

At the age of 57, Bad still lives his life out on the road. He plays long-ago No. 1 hits in third-rate beer joints and bowling alleys to aging crowds while drunk and yearning as his fleeting fame slides into obscurity. The most he can hope for these days is to open a big concert for his young protégé, Tommy Sweet, who learned everything he knows from Bad. Unlike Bad, though, Tommy managed to become rich and famous from it.

One gig blurs into the next until one night in Santa Fe when Bad meets a local journalist, Jean Craddock, and falls for her harder than usual. Bad promises nothing to Jean and, as a single mom with plenty of regrets, Jean knows she’d be a fool to believe even in that. Still, they continue winding up in each other’s arms.

But can Bad, who can barely keep his own head above badly troubled waters, really take care of anyone else? His attempt becomes a gritty and witty portrait of a man coming to terms with his own starkly human limitations and a last chance for a sweet drop of redemption.

Fueled by country rock, “Crazy Heart” features original songs from Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer and producer T-Bone Burnett (“Walk the Line” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) along with the late Texas songwriter Stephen Bruton.

“Crazy Heart” is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Cobb. The producers are Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, Judy Cairo and T-Bone Burnett with executive producers Jeff Bridges, Michael A. Simpson, Eric Brenner and Leslie Belzberg. The production team includes director of photography Barry Markowitz, production designer Waldemar Kalinowski, film editor John Axelrad and costume designer Doug Hall.

The movie trailer for “Crazy Heart” can be viewed now below.

To secure your free “Crazy Heart” movie pass, you must be logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a free Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup.

Next, simply answer our question. You must submit your answer using this confidential, Web-based submission form. Please do not comment in this Hookup. Your entry will be invalid if you only comment here and don’t submit into our Web-based form. Please only submit your answer using this submission form.

You must include your first and last name, e-mail address and physical mailing address in your submission. Your personal information will not be sold or shared, will be kept strictly confidential and is only for awarding winning entries. Please answer our question below.

Star If you’ve ever felt lost and hopeless, how’d you rise above and reinvigorate again?

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film is simple: 25 HollywoodChicago.com readers will be randomly selected as our “Crazy Heart” Hookup winners! The winners will be mailed the movie passes at our expense. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


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Crazy Heart

I think of better times…when I felt I belonged….when I felt appreciated and admired.

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take a break, recenter

take a break, recenter myself. Meditate. Yoga. Connect with friends

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crazy moves

i take a great yoga class to clear my mind

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meditation. and exercise

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I go to see Jeff

I go to see Jeff Bridges’ movies.

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My religon

I went back to church

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