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All of the actors turn in very convincing performances, Hedlund's not the least among them. Hedlund's turn as a gifted musician more in love with music than with the idea of fame is second only to Paltrow's authentic depiction of the troubled superstar. McGraw gets better with every role that he receives, although his character range might be limited. Meester's interpretation of the "Country Barbie" has legs, and healthy ones at that. Her character was the most well developed in the film, start to finish.
As the writing goes, I found it to be a little sloppy. The emotional pendulum swings so quickly and frantically among the characters, that it becomes difficult to get invested in even one of them, let alone all of them. The story is not difficult to follow, but some instances of interaction are questionable, if not unbelievable. There are also elements surrounding the film that even make it feel a little dated.Read more ›
While Paltrow may take first-billing, and while her musical numbers are phenomenal, to me it is Beau and Chiles (Hedlund and Meester) who this movie is really about.
Instead I got a movie with some exceptional acting, great music, and an amazing story.
I will first make a comparrison:
Love and Other Drugs was similiar in that it deals with a lot of human element and complexities. However, that movie was so OVERLY sexual that it watered down the emotion. And while I love Anne Hathaway and thought she did some great acting I didn't like her character. In the end I didn't think he character developed and still felt like her character was very selfish and that they both were. It was a very co-dependent relationship.
Country Strong was so much more. It was what I wanted Love and Other drugs to be. (Spoiler Alert) You wont' find a happy ending here but the complex story of Kelly Canter won't leave my mind. Paltrow was a perfect pic for this character as she almost has a sadness in her eyes, a certain quality.
Kelly Canter is a famous celebrity who's lost her way in life. After losing a baby when she fell of stage during a concert (she tripped over a mic cord, but she was intoxicated) she goes to rehab where she stays for about a year. James Canter, her husband checks her out early from rehab to help her get her career back. Kelly'd not ready to leave rehab and a friend who works at the rehab and sings at local bars and dance halls comes on tour with her- Beau.
Kelly Canter is now KELLY CANTER. Her entire being is her "celebrity" and she's no longer herself anymore. All she really wants is for James to love her.Read more ›
This movie runs with the same feel as "The Thing Called Love" with River Phoenix and "Walk the line" with Joaquin Phoenix. If you liked them - you will like this. Grab a blanket and your tissues and roll film
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this for my mom because she loves this movie it came in on time and of course she loves itPublished 3 days ago by Jennifer Champion
i hate country music until this film, you laugh, cry hope, singPublished 4 days ago by Shari L. Walter
Awesome music and loved the story line I could watch it over and over!!!Published 5 days ago by Terry Kasseroler
I loved this movie from the first time I saw it and fell in love with the music. I can sometimes see why it didn't do that great but it's a personal favorite with some good country... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Alicia Marie Boguske
Watched the movie multiple times. Great story line. Paltrow does an amazing job. Lots of good country music. Love the movie.Published 6 days ago by Gilbert Baca
Tried to be something it wasn't. It was too heavy. Did not care for it.Published 8 days ago by Stacy M. Kelley