“I used to be somebody but now I’m somebody else
Who I’d be tomorrow is anybody’s guess.”
There are two strong reasons to watch this sleeper underdog of the last year. The first is Jeff Bridges who’s consummate act as ‘Bad Black’, a broke alcoholic country singer/composer in his sixties trying to get his lost charm back. With cowboy hat, guitar and lots of attitude he carried the role with all sincere and honest efforts and deserves Best Actor Oscar of the last year. He’s finely supported by Maggie Gyllenhaal, aged Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell in cameo. The second wonderful reason to watch is its great soundtrack, absolutely a treat for all country music lovers. It compelled me to download the OST of the film and believe me it has some of the simple and fine lyrics ever written; quite a rarity in today’s hip-hop/ alternative rock obsessed world. Don’t care damn even if you’re not much in country music, I’m sure you’ll be one after listening this! Like a seasoned artist Jeff Bridges crooned four classy tracks- ‘Somebody else’, ‘Hold on you’, ‘Brand New Angel’ and ‘Falling feels like flying’. Kudos to Director Scott Cooper for this wonderful and moving debut.
Ratings for Soundtrack-10/10