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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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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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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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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

Chiles Stanton: What if I told you I was never Miss Dallas?
Beau Hutton: Well I'll probably like you even more. Were you?
Chiles Stanton: I almost was.
Beau Hutton: What happened?
Chiles Stanton: I choked. Like always. They asked me what my stance on global warming was and all I could think of was a planet in a big old sweater my Grandma used to make me.
Beau Hutton: I'm sure that'll keep the world nice and warm.
Chiles Stanton: Do you still like me?
Beau Hutton: I still like you.
Chiles Stanton: I'm serious, Beau.
Beau Hutton: I still like you.
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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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Written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Lance Miller
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4 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked the opening.It showed a humble, scruffy young country singer playing a non-descript low-brow gig, then driving his old pick up truck, while changing into his uniform for his shift at a psychiatric hospital.

Oh jeez...Gwyneth Paltrow as a famous country singer? Give me a break. In fact, Gwyneth Paltrow as anything other than the untalented daughter of a Hollywood writer? Give me a break. I didn't buy it for a second.

Nothing against Tim McGraw, but one has to have more than a Southern accent to be an effective actor. What are his qualifications? He's awkward.

The best thing about this movie is Garrett Hedlund. He has charisma like a big movie star might. The music sucked and the plot was non-existent. But this actor kept me watching for about half the film, before I gave up.

Alcoholism is such a boring and clichéd plot device. The screw-up country star and the hungry up-and-coming, aspiring country singer theme is equally clichéd.

Show me something different. How about a country singer who wants to sing opera or funk? Or a country singer who wants to be a reporter, but can't break free from who they are? I don't see how anyone could actually believe that this sanctimonious, paint-by-numbers trash would entertain anyone. Yet plenty of reviewers here liked it. Go figure.


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