Crazy Heart = Tender Mercies?

I’m really looking forward to Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges. While watching the trailer, I noticed that Robert Duvall is also in it and that made me think of another movie about a talented and all but forgotten country singer called Tender Mercies.

IMDB describes the older film’s plot thusly: “A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.”

The trailer of Crazy Heart looks very similar, but change the daughter to grandson.

Tender Mercies trailer after the jump (with the grizzled singer throwing the football with a young boy rather than taking him to the park):

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One Response to “Crazy Heart = Tender Mercies?”

  1. pablochiste Says:

    Tender Mercies is a defenite touchstone for this flick. Check out my spoiler free review of Crazy Heart on http://pablochiste.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/the-big-lebowski-part-ii/

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