Country Strong

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By on January 10, 2011

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Music
Release Year: 2010
Country: USA
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Shana Feste
Sound: Dolby

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

  • Writing by: Shana Feste – (written by)

    Produced by: George Flynn – associate producer
    Tobey Maguire – producer
    Valerie Bleth Sharp – line producer: additional photography
    Jenno Topping – producer
    Meredith Zamsky – executive producer

    Cast: 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

    Music: Michael Brook
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline:

    A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow)…
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    Plot: 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).

    Movie Quotes:

    Chiles Stanton: Oh, hi Beau.
    Beau Hutton: It would have been easier to wish me luck.
    Chiles Stanton: I'm on board. I'm playing three songs tonight.
    Beau Hutton: Says who?
    Chiles Stanton: I happen to be in consideration as the new opening act for Miss Kelly Canter. James, my new manager, booked me this gig as a rehearsal… not that I need it.
    Beau Hutton: Clint, tell me Garth Brooks here is not opening for me.
    Clint: She's not, she's closing for you. Can't do nothing about it either.
    Beau Hutton: This is your place, you can tell her no.
    Clint: Not for James Canter, I can't.
    Beau Hutton: You're gonna let this prom queen get up on stage? For Christ's, sake, Patsy Cline sang here.
    Clint: I don't care, she's still gonna play. I'm not cutting your set, Beau, you got the same three songs.
    Chiles Stanton: Don't worry, Beau. I have no intention of stealing your invisible career. See, I want one.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The Disney logo is incorporated into the electronic world.

    Goofs: We know about 5 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: During the chase from the Encom Building and the two police cars pull out from the side streets on his left and right to stop him and pull up close together. As he looks behind him then again forward we again seeing the same two police cars pulling out from the left and right again.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Much of Beau Hutton's appearance is modeled after Texan singer-songwriter, Hayes Carll.
    • 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."
    • Hedlund heeded Tim McGraw's advice to "live and breathe country music" – approaching the role from the perspective of a singer trying to make it in the business, not an actor tackling a role. So he stayed on a cabin in McGraw's ranch where he had guitar rehearsals.

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