Rating: 5.2/10 ()
Director: Shana Feste
Release Date: 7 January 2011 (USA) See more »
Taglines: It doesn't matter where you've been as long as you come back strong.
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).
Gwyneth Paltrow - Kelly Canter
Tim McGraw - James Canter
Garrett Hedlund - Beau Hutton
Tina White - Interviewee
Leighton Meester - Chiles Stanton
Marshall Chapman - Winnie
Lari White - Hair Stylist
Jeremy Childs - JJ
J.D. Parker - Joe
Lisa Stewart - Travis' Mom (as Lisa Stewart Seals)
Jackie Welch - Teacher
Cinda McCain - Misty
Gabe Sipos - Travis
Sandra Harris - Orderly
Megan Henderson - Meagan Henderson
Filming Locations: Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
"Fly Again" Written by Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose and Nikki Williams Produced by Nathan Chapman Performed by Nikki Williams Courtesy of Sony/ATV Publishing LLC
Garrett Hedlund auditioned at a karaoke bar in Koreantown singing a Pearl Jam song. According to the director Shana Feste, "It really wasn't the best showcase ever of his voice, but Garrett went to school for us. Literally, he took four months off and started learning how to play the guitar, took voice lessons, went to Nashville early, started working with Nathan Chapman, a record producer in Nashville who produces Miranda Lambert. I mean, he became a country singer."
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.
Critics are wrong , rated: 8/10
I don't really like country music but I like Leighton Meester was surprised by Gwyneth Paltrow's voice and thought Garrett Hedlund was good in Tron. I read a few reviews and heard it was boring and cliché. All I have to say about those reviews is ignore them they are wrong. I thought Country Strong was a great film there were a couple parts in the movie that moved a little slower than the rest of the film which just catches you, but I thought it was a great movie. It's not some great innovative thriller or some crazy take on a story; It's just a really good story with fantastic acting and a good movie that could bring a tear to your eye. I suggest you see it I just saw it a few hours ago and want to see it again already.