Country Strong is a 2010 American music drama film directed by Shana Feste and produced by Tobey Maguire. The screenplay was also written by Shana Feste.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content)
Run Time: 1h 57min
Release Date: January 7, 2010 (USA)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Director: Shana Feste
Studio: Screen Gems
Country Strong stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw, Marshall Chapman, Lari White and Jeremy Childs.
Country Strong is the story of world renowned country music superstar Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) and her struggles with alcohol. While in a rehab facility, she takes a romantic interest Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund) who is also a talented musician and burgeoning country music singer. As her manager/husband James Canter (Tim McGraw) prepares Kelly for a comeback tour, he gets her released from rehab a month early and starts setting up concert dates. Kelly wants to include Beau in her lineup while James wants to add Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester), a new protege he is grooming for stardom to the tour. As the four of them go on the road, personal demons and romantic entanglements threaten to derail them all.
“Don’t be afraid to fall in love. It’s the only thing that matters in life.” – Kelly Canter
“The first time I heard you sing… I thought that it must be what angels sound like. Thought I died and gone to heaven.” – James Canter
“I love that story.” – Kelly Canter
“Because it’s true.” – James Canter
“I enjoy playing music, I don’t care who it’s for.” – Beau Hutton
“Fame and love can’t live together.” – Beau Hutton
Official Movie Trailer
Gwyneth Paltrow as Kelly Canter
Leighton Meester as Chiles Stanton
Garrett Hedlund as Beau Hutton
Tim McGraw as James Cantor
Marshall Chapman as Winnie
Lari White as Hair Stylist
Jeremy Childs as JJ