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Entertaining but not perfect

on 7/1/2011

I seem to be in a minority, but I thought this was a superb movie, a great start to 2011 (countering what Rebecca Murray said about the movie). Was it the greatest movie of all time? Not by a long shot, no. But it accomplished what it set out to do: it told a great story, showcased great performances both dramatically and musically. 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.

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A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter who spark s with a fallen star.Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager and a beauty queen-turned-singer.


Studio Sony
SKU 220193659
UPC 043396374461
UPC 14 00043396374461
Format DVD
Release Date 5/1/2012
Rating Rating
Country Music
Editors Note
Note A fallen country star (Gwyneth Paltrow) strives to resurrect her ailing career with a little help from her supportive husband (Tim McGraw), an ambitious young songwriter (Garrett Hedlund), and an emerging country artist (Leighton Meester) with a rapidly growing fan base.
Chicago Sun-Times "COUNTRY STRONG is a throwback, a pure, heartfelt exercise in '50s social melodrama....It was shot in a straightforward meat-and-potatoes style, beautifully filmed by John Bailey." 01/05/2010
Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "COUNTRY STRONG is a charmer....Hedlund's very casual, almost offhand, in front of a camera." 01/05/2010
Wall Street Journal "The film works best when the music takes over. Its star sings well and looks lovely..." 01/07/2010
Movieline "COUNTRY STRONG rides pretty high in the saddle, confident in the remarkably realized world Feste has created for her characters." 01/05/2010
Variety "[R]endered with considerable empathy and emotional complexity....Buoyed by an expectedly fine soundtrack and obvious heartland appeal..." 12/21/2010
Sight and Sound "The corners of this straight-ahead melodrama's love rectangle are briskly drawn out by writer/director Shana Feste....The most affecting scenes in COUNTRY STRONG sublimate passion and filter relationships through song." 04/01/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Writer/director Shana Feste does a respectable job of shaping the characters....[Hedlund] brings sizzle and soul to the mic." 05/01/2011
Leighton Meester
Garrett Hedlund
Gwyneth Paltrow
Tim McGraw
Cast & Crew
Leighton Meester - Star
Garrett Hedlund - Star
Gwyneth Paltrow - Star
Tim McGraw - Star
Marshall Chapman - Star
Dan Beene - Co-Star
Reegus Flenory - Co-Star
Jackie Welch - Co-Star
John Deaderick - Co-Star
Ed Bruce - Co-Star
Lari White - Co-Star
Shana Feste - Screenwriter
Jack Gill - Stunt Coordinator
Jorjee Douglass - Makeup
Anthony Little - Assistant Director
Jennifer Albada - Makeup
Sandy Jo Johnston - Makeup
Linda Boykin-Williams - Makeup Designer
Melinda Dunn - Hairstylist
Terry Arthur - Special Effects Supervisor
Joani Yarbrough - Hairstylist
Patty Androff - Hairstylist
John Bailey - Director of Photography
Randall Poster - Music Director
Bob Shelley Jr. - Special Effects Supervisor
Steve Maslow - Sound Re-Recording
Meredith Zamsky - Production Manager/UPM
Michael Brook - Composer
Rick Kline - Sound Re-Recording
Gregg Landaker - Sound Re-Recording
Rhonda Keaton - Costumes
Fernand Bos - Music Editor
Ian Quinn - Stunt Coordinator
Zoic Studios - Visual Effects Designer
Philip Tallman - Music Editor
Ruby Guidara - Set Decorator
Chris Clark - Hairstylist
Jeremy Childs - Co-Star
Jim Lauderdale - Co-Star
Katie Groshong - Co-Star
Chris Clark - Co-Star
Travis Nicholson - Co-Star
Jeffrey Buckner Ford - Co-Star
JD Parker - Co-Star
Lisa Stewart Seals - Co-Star
Cinda McCain - Co-Star
Gabe Sipos - Co-Star
Sandra Harris - Co-Star
Megan Henderson - Co-Star
Terri Minton - Co-Star
Darrin Dickerson - Co-Star
Alana Grace - Co-Star
Candace Michelle Coffee - Co-Star
Katie Cook - Co-Star
Adam Skaggs - Co-Star
Denita Odigie - Co-Star
Jeri Sager - Co-Star
Kirt Lahew - Co-Star
Ranjit Bhullar - Co-Star
Tina White - Co-Star
Brett Warren - Co-Star
Olivia Haley - Co-Star
Jim Melton - Co-Star
Holly Watson - Co-Star
Brad Schmitt - Co-Star
Cory Younts - Co-Star
Skylar Wilson - Co-Star
Josh Graham - Co-Star
Chris Scruggs - Co-Star
Loney Hutchins - Co-Star
Ian Fitchuk - Co-Star
Bucky Baxter - Co-Star
John Bohlinger - Co-Star
Neal Casal - Co-Star
Doug Frasure - Co-Star
Amanda Shires - Co-Star
Johnny Gates - Co-Star
Jamie Jarbeau - Co-Star
Matt Scanlon - Co-Star
Michael Ollin Lotten - Co-Star
Smith Curry - Co-Star
Kristen Wilkinson - Co-Star
David Angeli - Co-Star
Gregory Martin - Co-Star
Sara Reist - Co-Star
James Hamlet - Co-Star
Steve Hinson - Co-Star
Fred Eltringham - Co-Star
Gary Nicholson - Co-Star
Beau Stapleton - Co-Star
Danny Flowers - Co-Star
Nancy Amons - Co-Star
Jim Taylor - Co-Star
Jonathan Martin - Co-Star
Katrina Hagger Smith - Co-Star
Nick Beres - Co-Star
Kelly Sutton - Co-Star
Shane Tallant - Co-Star
Christine Maddela - Co-Star
Stephanie Langston - Co-Star
Shana Feste - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00043396374461
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 117 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Justin Chang, Variety That rare ensemble piece in which all four principals are not only compellingly drawn but handled with an astute sense of dramatic balance.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...a throwback, a pure, heartfelt exercise in '50s social melodrama...

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