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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 to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Hair Stylist
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Joe (as JD Parker)
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Travis' Mom (as Lisa Stewart Seals)
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Bob
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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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Trivia

Garrett and Tim worked together 6 years prior to Country Strong as 'Father and Son' in Friday Night Lights. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Connections

Featured in Conan: The El Chapo Cartel Saves Christmas (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Honky Tonk Blues
Written by Hank Williams (as Hank Williams, Sr.)
Performed by Hank Williams Jr. (as Hank Williams)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under License From Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the worst movies ever made
3 April 2015 | by (nashville, tn) – See all my reviews

I like Gweneth generally speaking. She loves Nashville and is here often. This movie was poorly written, poorly acted, poorly sung. That guy that is supposed to be the up and coming singer is terrible. Out of all the great singers in Nashville, how did they ever pick this loser? The guitar player players just very simple chords, nothing special. That girl that becomes the love interest, is only a very mediocre singer. Tim McGraw looks so out of place in his regular street clothes. I guess they would have had to pay him more to show up in his country attire. Don't know if Gweneth sang her own songs, but if she did she didn't do as good as Sissy Specek in Coal Miners Daughter


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