Movie Diary 12/15/2009

Crazy Heart (Scott Cooper, 2009). Sometimes it is enough to have great actors doing convincing things on screen, no matter how well-worn those things might be. Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the great actors here; good music helps, too. (full review 1/something)

It’s Complicated (Nancy Meyers, 2009). Have to say that whether or not you like this sort of thing, Meyers does this sort of thing better than most. In the Meyers canon, this one’s superior to The Holiday, not as choice as Something’s Gotta Give. (full review 12/25)