Contact Us

Dave’s “Country Strong” Review!

I was pretty geared up to see this one!  After seeing Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in “Crazy Heart” last year, I was ready for the next big film of the genre. However…

I can tell you a couple of things about “Country Strong“:

  • If you like Gwyneth Paltrow- you should see this movie!
  • If you’re looking for a feel-good kind of flick, you should pass.

The movie, about lots of different things, focuses mainly on Gwyneth’s character- “”Kelly Canter”: A veteran Country star going through rehab, until her husband-manager (Tim McGraw) takes her out too soon- to get her back on the road and back on track career wise.

Going on the road with them is “Beau” (Garrett Hedlund)- Kelly’s ‘confidant’ from the rehab center; and up and coming pageant queen/singer “Chiles” (Leighton Meester).

Things go from not-good to pretty bad on the road for Kelly. If you’re looking for a movie with strong country morals, that’s where the movie starts to lose ground. Kelly is a train wreck emotionally and making compromises and decisions that she shouldn’t be taking.  Her husband isn’t doing much better- as he and Kelly are still grieving after a personal loss the year prior.

Tim McGraw’s performance was pretty good- he had a complex character and did well!

Lightening the mood of the movie is the relationship between Beau and Chiles- a mix between young love and adversaries, they look like they had a lot of fun with their roles in the film.

There is really great concert segment toward the end- where Kelly just tears up the stage- a great performance from Gynneth Paltrow I thought.  Almost worth going to see the movie for that concert!

Almost.

And that bird!? What?

I give “Country Strong’ 2 stars out of 5.

Did you see it? What did you think?

Let me know- you can comment BELOW- or Dave@K99.com

More From K99

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k99.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K99 – Colorado’s Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on K99 – Colorado’s Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!