Friday, January 14, 2011

Country Strong {Movie Review}

Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow & Tim McGraw (and a few new good looking people) gets 3 stars from me.  The girls and I from our movie club went to see it, and I thought it was good.  Not great, but not horrible.

Gwyneth does a good job in character of a drunk country singer.  Numerous times during the movie, my friend Shannon and I leaned into each other and said "she's a disaster."

It's all about a country singers climb back up the ladder from ground zero.  A few times during the movie, I was reminded of "Walk The Line" with Reese Witherspoon.  There are a few duet songs that almost look like they are copied.  If you like country music (and I do) you will hum along to a few of the songs.

The ending isn't what you expect, and I prefer non-predictable movies sometimes.

If you're looking for a movie to entertain yourself & the girls... go see it.  But if you're looking for a profound, moving experience... look elsewhere.

{this was after the movie... we all look like we saw The Ring!}
Happy Friday!


Anonymous said...

I feel the same way you did about the movie. Loved the music, I just bought the soundtrack on iTunes! xoxo

Jessica said...

Thanks for the review, Maybe I'll wait till it's on DVD, still want to see it though! :)

Lori said...

It is on my want to see list but I think I will wait for the DVD. Good to hear your feedback Tracy ~ it made me make my decision.

Sierra said...

hmm, i wish this film would have been a bit better. from what i've read it doesn't sound amazing, but when it comes out on Netflix i think i'll still have to check it out. i like G's voice - Time McGraw is fun too! glad you had a nice time.

Heather Scott Partington said...

I haven't seen it yet. I've been to the movies a lot, though. Have you seen True Grit? Or Black Swan? Last night E and I saw The Fighter and it was probably my least favorite, but I'm still glad I saw it. I love going to the movies. :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Love the picture of ya'll after the movie!!!

Jamie Pickle said...

I wanted to see this, but sounds like maybe I can wait until it comes out on DVD.

A movie club?? That sounds like fun!!

Monica said...

I thought Gwyneth’s performance was phenomenal. I didn’t want to watch the movie but when my boyfriend found it was available through my employee subscription to DISH and their Blockbuster Movie Pass, I couldn’t get out of it. In the end, I was glad I watched it because I have a newfound respect for Gwyneth and her talents.