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Country Strong (2010)

 -  Drama | Music  -  7 January 2011 (USA)
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A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

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A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). Written by Anonymous

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It doesn't matter where you've been as long as you come back strong.

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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7 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Love Don't Let Me Down  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,000 (USA) (24 December 2010)

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$20,218,921 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Much of Beau Hutton's appearance is modeled after Texan singer-songwriter, Hayes Carll, who wrote several of the songs performed by the character in the movie. See more »

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When Chiles is with Beau in her hotel room and James knocks on the door, Chiles is seen putting on her red and gray baseball style shirt twice. See more »

Quotes

James Canter: The first time I heard you sing... I thought that it must be what angels sound like. Thought I died and gone to heaven.
Kelly Canter: I love that story.
James Canter: 'Cause it's true.
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Turn Loose All The Horses
Written by Hayes Carll and John Evans
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Great Film, Great Performances - Surprised at the low IMDb Rating?
14 April 2012 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

Since I'm fond of good country music I thought I'd give this a try, despite not being very keen on Gwyneth Paltrow. However, in this movie she gives a storming performance as a famous country singer, gradually falling apart with depression and alcohol - and she has a great voice! Yes that really is Gwyneth singing in the film.

The good news doesn't end there because the supporting cast are just as good, Garret Hedlund and Leighton Meester were fantastic and so good as country singers that I immediately looked for their albums, but apart from the Country Strong Soundtrack, there aren't any! These are just great actors with great voices. Add in a strong performance from Tim McGraw (Oh why cant you just love your woman? - that's all she needs!!).

With fine, layered performances from all and a storming soundtrack, this is definitely unmissable for any country music lover. I'm still humming the tunes days later.

By the way, be careful if buying the soundtrack album. There are two! The first has other artists covering many of the film's songs and though it's a good album, isn't strictly from the soundtrack in every case. The second album, with the same name, seems to have original performances from the film, but was out of stock and I have it on back order. I think this is the more popular one.

Anyway, if, like me, you don't watch films that score less than about 6 on IMDb, make this one an exception. You wont regret it!


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