Country Strong

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


Country Strong
A famous country singer gets out of rehab, a little too soon, and her husband-manager immediately organises a three-city comeback tour for her. As supporting acts, he hires a young singer his wife met in rehab, as well as a pretty up-and-coming starlet. We follow them on their tour, as husband and wife build intimate relationships with the two young people, while each trying to get their lives back on track. Note that McGraw does not sing, in spite of being the only country singer in the cast.

115 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Drama, Musical, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Gyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester
Director
Shana Feste
ScreenplayShana Geste
MusicMIchael Brook
CinematographyJohn Bailey
EditingCarol Littleton, Conor O'Neill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2010
Produced byScreen Gems, Maguire Entertainment, TVM

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDram
LanguageSome, mildish
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseMainly as background
CommentsLargely adult themes.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Laea Medley quote iconA country song gone wrong
5
iAfrica.com
Candace Whitehead
3
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
10
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconBoth sincere and cynical in its view of country stardom, Country Strong is a charmer that makes you forgive all of its false notes simply because the talent plays them with conviction.
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconCountry Strong is one of the best movies of 1957, and I mean that sincerely as a compliment.
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAlthough I will not argue that the whole cloth from which the story has been cut contains its fair share of familiar and/or overused situations, the narrative is surprisingly engaging, the character relationships contain aspects of complexity, and the ending does not give in to the temptation to be too facile.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconCountry Strong? Talk about a title scam job. This lame-ass chick-flick sampling of Crazy Heart is more like country Kryptonite.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconCountry Strong makes the tragic mistake of heading down a familiar country road filled with too many frame-bending, tire-flattening and teeth jarring potholes.
7
Metacritic.com
30 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
121 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe cast gives it their all, and Paltrow handles her songs with aplomb, but Country Strong's cliched, disjointed screenplay hits too many bum notes.
4

What the People say

Internet
2293 Netizens
11

Average .. 43%

9

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