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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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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)  »

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

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.13 (2011) See more »

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Summer Girl
Written by Jessica Andrews, Marcel Chagnon and James Thomas Slater
Produced by Nathan Chapman
Performed by Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester appears courtesy of Time Act Music/Universal Republic Records
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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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