Broken Bridges (2006)



Critic Consensus: A cliched attempt at a feel-good drama, Broken Bridges is schmaltzy, predictable, and stiffly acted.

Movie Info

When a fading country music superstar Bo Price (Toby Keith) returns to his hometown for the funeral of his younger brother, a reunion with his high-school sweetheart drags the pain of the past into the present day and soon promises to change his life forever. Bo and Angela (Kelly Preston) have both lost the ones they love in a tragic accident, and now the time has come to say goodbye. For every end there is a new beginning though, and when Bo reunites with Angela and meets the daughter he has … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some violent and sexual content, and teen drinking)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Cherie Bennett, Jeff Gottesfeld
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2007
Box Office: $0.2M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

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as Bo Price

as Angela Denton

as Jake Delton

as Dixie Leigh Delton

as Dixie Rose Delton

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Critic Reviews for Broken Bridges

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

Country star Toby Keith makes his acting debut in this rickety heartland drama, which was produced by Country Music Television and panders shamelessly to the traditional-values crowd.

Full Review… | July 28, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's obviously intended as a star vehicle, but Broken Bridges turns out to be a rattletrap jalopy for country music performer Toby Keith.

Full Review… | September 22, 2006
Top Critic

A limp, timeworn tale of a drunken has-been country star (Keith) and a TV reporter he had and lost (Kelly Preston) who meet again after returning home because of a tragedy.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

When you can get just as good on the Hallmark network, why drive all the way to a theater?

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Broken Bridges is one of those movies where most scenes start with a character staring out over a pond, sitting on a porch, or looking at an old photograph, just waiting to reminisce with whoever sidles up next to them.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Any viewer who can't predict the outcome of this modest flick must not be familiar with a certain genre to which it is indebted: the made-for-TV movie.

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Broken Bridges

"Keith plays a country singer who has fallen from the spotlight" wheee doggie! he really had to get in character for this didnt he!

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

We've all seen these stories before - drunk performer turns his life around, reunites with his estranged girlfriend and daughter and everyone lives happily everafter.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Sweet and musical. My kind of movie...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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