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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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Shana Feste

Writer:

Shana Feste
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Kelly Canter
Tim McGraw ... James Canter
Garrett Hedlund ... Beau Hutton
Leighton Meester ... Chiles Stanton
Marshall Chapman ... Winnie
Lari White ... Hair Stylist
Jeremy Childs ... JJ
James DeForest Parker ... Joe (as JD Parker)
Lisa Stewart ... Travis' Mom (as Lisa Stewart Seals)
Jackie Welch ... Teacher
Cinda McCain ... Misty
Gabe Sipos Gabe Sipos ... Travis
Sandra Harris Sandra Harris ... Orderly
Megan Henderson Megan Henderson ... Megan Henderson
Dan Beene Dan Beene ... Bob
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Don't Let Me Down See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,452, 26 December 2010

Gross USA:

$20,218,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,529,194
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chiles states that her parents were in prison. Leighton Meester's mother gave birth to her while an inmate in prison. See more »

Goofs

At the Dallas show, Beau sits down at a Hammond organ. He starts singing and playing it, and the sound we hear is that of an electric piano. See more »

Quotes

Chiles Stanton: Don't make me say it.
Beau Hutton: Say what?
Chiles Stanton: You're being very rude right now.
Beau Hutton: Tell me what you want.
Chiles Stanton: Nothing.
[they kiss]
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Soundtracks

Hard Out Here
Written by Hayes Carll
Produced by Frank Liddell and Luke Wooten
Performed by Garrett Hedlund
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I have only 1 complaint
20 August 2011 | by stevenball2See all my reviews

Tim McGraw doesn't sing in the movie. He and Gwyneth sing a duet but it is played over the credits. Tim's acting continues to improve. He is obviously ready for starring roles. Maybe a Western? The real surprise is Garrett Hedlund who all but steals the movie. He has a terrific baritone & should definitely do an album. Either a cover album or a CD of original music. Leighton Meester also does well in a supporting role. Ms. Paltrow delivers a fully realized performance as a country Judy Garland type. Robert Altman has already covered much of this territory in his masterpiece Nashville which contains a character based loosely on Loretta Lynn. Country Strong is a more updated version. The soundtrack is excellent.


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