IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU’VE BEEN AS LONG AS YOU COME BACK STRONG.
After leaving rehab early, famous country singer Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) struggles with her comeback tour… and the feelings she has for her husband (Tim McGraw) and a younger star (Garrett Hedlund). A love letter to the world of country music, complete with heartache, an effective song score and well-worn references to the genre’s most tortured performers. The environment feels real and it’s comforting to have real-life country star McGraw around even though he doesn’t sing. Paltrow is very good, but the love triangle loses steam after a while.
2010-U.S. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Shana Feste. Song: “Coming Home” (Tom Douglas, Troy Verges, Hillary Lindsey). Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow (Kelly Canter), Tim McGraw (James Canter), Garrett Hedlund (Beau Hutton), Leighton Meester, Marshall Chapman.
Trivia: Co-produced by Tobey Maguire.