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Country Strong Review

Country Strong opens this weekend we’ve got a review from an early premiere of the film. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, this movie immediately excited our anticipation, But is it strong enough for a trip to the cinemas?

Country-StrongScott Garfield

Mathew Wilkening –

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow proves credible as a country singer and Nashville star Tim McGraw cements his reputation as an actor capable of nuance and charisma throughout the new film ‘Country Strong,’ which opens nationwide this weekend. —

–Most important to us, of course, is the music, and this film is chock-full of a wide variety of catchy songs, shot dramatically and performed quite convincingly by all three of the actors. Funnily enough, McGraw never sings in the film. There’s also a nice running subplot exploring the virtues of traditional country song craft versus more modern, pop-influenced material.

In short, there’s a lot of good things about ‘Country Strong.’ Even if some of the motivations and actions don’t fully add up, the acting and musical performances are more than enough to keep you invested and entertained.

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