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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love Don't Let Me Down  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$20,218,921 (USA) (11 February 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shipped to theaters under the code name "Keeping Pace". See more »


In Dallas, when Chiles is singing the song "A Little Bit Stronger", her hand is on her stomach in one shot and her chest in the next shot. See more »


Kelly Canter: [quoting Waylon Jennings' lyrics] "If you see me getting smaller, I'm leaving, don't be grieving, just gotta get away from here. If you see me getting smaller, don't worry, and no hurry, I've got the right to disappear."
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.65 (2011) See more »


Give In To Me
Written by Billy Falcon, Rose Falcon and Elisha Hoffman
Produced by Nathan Chapman
Performed by Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester appears courtesy of Time Act Music/Universal Republic Records
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User Reviews

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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