Sunday, September 26, 2010

TRAILER: Gwyneth Paltrow's "Country Strong"

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).

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl"), Garrett Hedlund (Four Brothers and Georgia Rule), Tim McGraw (The Blind Side)

Verdict: I was pretty lukewarm on it until I saw Gwyneth confidently shutdown the enterprising tartlet that tried to steal her comeback single and spotlight: "That's how it's done sweetheart." Regardless, I'll catch it on cable. But if Hedlund manages to garner a female-following after his big debut in this winter's Tron: Legacy—the supposed Avatar of the year—then it could possibly break even.

Release Date: June 23, 2011

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