Hearts of the West PG

Jeff Bridges stars as a dreamy-eyed Iowa farm boy who heads to Hollywood in the 1930s with hopes of becoming a screenwriter.
Hearts of the West
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 22, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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User Ratings: 149
Rating: 2/5 -- Western spoof that falls off the saddle too many times.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 9, 2006
The jokes may not make you guffaw, but are carried out with a subtle, understated sense of timing and characterisation that will surely leave you with a quietly satisfied smile stretching from ear to ear. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Generally affable yet completely forgettable... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Feb 2, 2019
Rating: B+ -- Jeff Bridges is terrific in Zieff's still undervalued satirical tribute to B-westerns and filmmaking of yesteryear. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Feb 20, 2013
[A] witty and affectionate tribute to the pioneering days of movie-making.
Uncut
Jul 1, 2010
Rating: B- -- For all its flaws, this is still a very entertaining film. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 3, 2007
Like the best of Frank Capra's films... Hearts of the West unabashedly sides with the angels and makes no apologies for its lack of sophistication or cynicism. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Nov 22, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Iowa farm boy Lewis Tater has a brainstorm: instead of continuing the correspondence courses that are learnin' him to write cowboy novels, he'll travel to the out-West school itself and soak up the campus atmosphere first hand. He arrives to find the school is a postal box. Write 'em, cowboy.

Tater's adventures don't stop there in an acclaimed tumbling tumbleweed of a film that has him earning his spurs in the yippie-yi-o of '30s "B" Westerns, complete with a veteran sagebrusher (Andy Griffith), a savvy script girl (Blythe Danner) and a hilariously inept director (Alan Arkin, the New York Film Critics Award choice as the year's Best Supporting Actor). Jeff Bridges plays Tater, a likable pilgrim as fresh-faced and innocent as Bridges' decades-later Rooster Cogburn in True Grit is worn and wise.

Product Description:

A movielover's movie starring Bridges as a young man who moves to Hollywood in the '30s with hopes of becoming a writer of western pulp novels. Instead he finds himself in front of the camera in cowboy films. Loosely based on the unlikely cowboy stars such as Tom Mix who literally rode onto sets as cowpokes and rode off as stars.

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  • UPC: 883316340806
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