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First Look: Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Country Song”


The trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s country movie has arrived and, boy, is it hoping the success of Jeff Bridges and “Crazy Heart” will repeat itself. in “Country Strong,” Gwyneth plays Kelly, a successful country singer whose career went off the deep end when she became an alcoholic (sound familiar?). Now out of rehab, her husband/manager (played by Tim McGraw) is sending her on a comeback tour with a young country pop star played by Leighton Meester. There’s lots of tears and twang, people, but despite scenes of a drunk and sloppy Gwynnie, this movie looks like it lacks any real grit. Like a made-for-TV movie trying to play on the big screen. Besides, I am just not buying Gwyneth as a Southerner. She’s way too WASP-y.

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