• Country Strong (2010)

Country Strong

Release Date: December 22nd, 2010

DVD Release Date: April 12th, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

While recuperating at a rehab facility, country-music superstar Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) takes a romantic interest in Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund), a talented musician who works there. Kelly includes Beau in her plans as she prepares for a comeback tour orchestrated by her manager husband, James (Tim McGraw), who also has a protege he is grooming for stardom. As the quartet goes on the road, personal demons and romantic entanglements threaten to derail them all.

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, Marshall Chapman, Lari White, Jeremy Childs, JD Parker

Director: Shana Feste

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Material

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Bar , 2000s , Charming , Love interest , Forbidden love , Love triangle , Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The glaring weakness of Country Strong is James, underwritten and ambiguous, more like Kelly's pimp than her manager. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Country Strong comes to spontaneous life from time to time, despite maudlin devices and manipulative set pieces. show more

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Feste, who has one previous effort as a writer-director, last year's "The Greatest," fails here to do the most basic thing -- give an audience a rooting interest, or any interest at all, in these four troubled people. show more

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)