The cast tries very hard, but there's only so much they can do when the script is this appalling
29 April 2012
Excerpt: As her performance on "Glee" showed us all, it appears that Gwyneth Paltrow can both act AND sing. She was just a substitute teacher on the hit U.S. TV show but with "Country Strong," the film is all about her, a famous country singer from Texas, trying to make a comeback to the music industry,...
Excerpt: About the film Country Strong is a country/ drama film that was released in 2011. The film was written and directed by Shana Feste and one of the co producers was Tobey Maguire. Country Strong is rated 12A due to language, themes revolving around alcohol abuse and scenes of a sexual nature.
Conclusion: I watched this today for the first time & my eyes were glued to the screen the whole 1 hour & 50 minutes. It was amazing. The singing, the acting, the songs & the characters. It made me love Leighton Meester even more after watching this! I couldn't love this film anymore. It's just beautiful.
Conclusion: I love this film, not what I expected (the blurb doesn't give much away) and it was really quite sad and moving. The music is great, the story gripping, and the acting is first class. I though Leighton Meester put in a fantastic performance.
Conclusion: Absolutely gorgeous film loved every second of it and have now watched it about 5 times! Love the songs and have now bought the soundtrack too! Made my dad and best friend watch it and both loved it too!