The Good: Tim McGraw was pretty darn convincing as the husband/manager of alcoholic country singer Kelly Canter in “Country Strong.” Though I have to ask: why cast Tim in a movie about country music and not have him sing so much as a single bar? But perhaps the most classic performance by a country star in a movie of all time? Dolly Parton in “Nine to Five.” Pure genius.
The Bad: Reba McEntire in “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw,” though admittedly I did kind of enjoy her TV series. And Taylor Swift did not impress in the cheesy “Valentine’s Day.” Back to the studio, young one.
Lesson Carrie Should Take: Keep things wholesome, and your audience will love it. I’m thinking her choice of a church youth group leader role is right on target.