Country Strong 2011

Country Strong

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The cast gives it their all, and Paltrow handles her songs with aplomb, but Country Strong's cliched, disjointed screenplay hits too many bum notes.

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While recuperating at a rehab facility, country-music superstar Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) takes a romantic interest in Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund), a talented musician who works there. Kelly includes Beau in her plans as she prepares for a comeback tour orchestrated by her manager husband, James (Tim McGraw), who also has a protege he is grooming for stardom. As the quartet goes on the road, personal demons and romantic entanglements threaten to derail them all.

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  • Dec 11, 2011
    Crazy heart light, here Gwyneth paltrow platying the country star making it back after rehab, shes good in the role, and the story while nothing special takes it along Tim mcgraw is also interesting playing the husband/manager.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    This film was so borrriiinnnggg. Its long, uninteresting, and nothing happens. The music was nice, but pther than that this is a pretty pathetic film.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2011
    I'm not really into country music, and there's plenty of it here, but I still enjoyed this one. I never really got why people are so nasty about Gwyneth as an actress - I'm not a huge fan, but I have always found her reasonably convincing on screen. Here she's really quite a sad figure as a country singer on a downward spiral - sort of how you can see Britney heading if she doesn't watch out! Leighton Meester is also good as an up and coming young singer. As is Garrett Hedlund - I have never seen him in anything else, but he is good here. The characters are all well written, and though it is almost two hours, it never feels all that long or like it is dragging. (Except maybe in the country singing parts, but on the whole, that is not too bad, and for some, it would probably be a plus!). There's not a huge story here, and I can't see it appealing to everyone, but I liked it.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2011
    I heard Gweneth Paltrow got drunk everyday while shooting to get into character.Some people call that dedication but I call it stupidity.A VERY long & boring country music flick that feels like it's been done a million times before.An hour & 52 minutes of wasted time
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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