Pop Culture Challenge #139: Country Strong

First, I want to thank CZF for filling in while I was away, the theme you picked for this month is genius and I loved the first challenge too. Now, this week we're going to the movies with a very American, country-themed film: Country Strong.

Country Strong (originally titled Love Don’t Let Me Down) is a 2011 country drama film about fictional country singer Kelly Canter, portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow. Also starring Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester the film was directed and written by American filmmaker Shana Feste. It premiered in Nashville on November 8, 2010, and had a wide release in the United States on January 7, 2011.

Despite being panned by critics, there's no denying that this movie has its charms, including the unexpected talents from its stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund. So this week, let's get our country girl on, strap a guitar and wear our hearts on our sleeves with Country Strong. Have fun everyone!