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Country Strong (2010)

PG-13  |   |  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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Love Don't Let Me Down  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$20,218,921 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Garrett and Tim worked together 6 years prior to Country Strong as 'Father and Son' in Friday Night Lights. See more »

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After the third show which was in Dallas, someone announced that "The Chronicle" was there. The Chronicle is the Austin entertainment guide; not Dallas. See more »

Quotes

Chiles Stanton: Hello James! Hi, Mrs. Kelly! Would you mind signing this for me, please?
Kelly Canter: Sure!
Chiles Stanton: Thank you so much! If you have any advice for a young artist such as myself, I'd love to hear it.
Kelly Canter: K: Oh, I have some advice.
[writes on the cover of the CD: "Stay away from my husband"]
Chiles Stanton: And James is being so helpful! I won't sell it on e-Bay or anything, I've just been a fan of yours since I was a little girl.
Kelly Canter: Thank you. Thank you so much.
Chiles Stanton: [to James] This is amazing, James! It's so beautiful, I don't even wanna pee in ...
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She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)
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Country Strong is very strong!
10 April 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I actually really loved it and I too am glad I watched it despite many people not liking it enough. I liked Gwyneth and Garrett but Leighton was just amazing with her singing and her portrayal of the layered Chiles Stanton. Loved it! I am looking forward to seeing more movies of Leighton which are coming out this year and I am hoping they will be as strong. I am actually rather surprised as to why people didn't like it-...I guess they were comparing to movies made before on country music with similar story lines but I didn't mind at all! I loved the banter between Chiles and Beau - was absolutely the best part about the movie!


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