While occasionally studios will release a clip or two to help promote their film, Screen Gems has gone all out and released 8 of them. Also, while clips are usually 30 seconds to a minute, two of the ones from Country Strong are a few minutes each and feature Paltrow singing the title track Country Strong and one features Hedlund and Meester signing Give in to Me. If you’re curious about how they sound…just hit play.
I hope you enjoyed that little musical teaser I shared with you a couple months ago of Gwyneth Paltrow singing “Country Strong,” because now we get a peek at the movie of the same name. Seriously, the whole plot of country-based drama Country Strong seems to revolve completely around this song. Paltrow takes on the role of Kelly Canter, a guitar-strumming superstar who is better known for her trip to rehab rather than her country singing.
Naturally, she finds obstacles on her way back to the top, including the fledgling performer who seems hungry to take her place (Leighton Meester). Her husband is played by actual country star Tim McGraw while cute up-and-comer Garrett Hedlund appears as a talented fellow singer-songwriter who may or may not interfere in Canter’s marriage. I have faith in Paltrow as a versatile actress, but some parts of this trailer feel like she’s in a Saturday Night Live skit about country singers. And I won’t say I’m not still looking forward to it, but I also can’t ignore that it comes with a big serving of cheese. Watch the preview and get the twangy song stuck in your head when you read more.
Gwyneth Paltrow presence in Country Strong creates a movie I want to get into and live for the moment, lots of emotional roller-coastering with good music. Gwyneth Paltrow looks great in this trailer. Although the trailer focused on Paltrow, the movie is being promoted at Yahoo about a rising, male singer-songwriter becomes involved with a fallen female country singer as they embark on her career resurrection tour joined by her husband-manager and a young beauty queen-turned-singer. The movie is directed by Shana Feste starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw and Garrett Hedlund.
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