Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Country Strong

I saw this movie with my mom a couple weeks ago and I can't get it out of my head. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. The 2 soundtracks form the movie (yep thats right they had so much music they needed 2 albums) are amazing. I think they are the soundtracks of my life.

Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star (Gwyneth Paltrow), the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester). Between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all. The movie begins with Beau, an orderly, singing with Kelly, who is recovering in the rehabilitation facility he works at. Soon after the story unravels secrets and past problems. This movie could have been a typical stereo type of country music and all the crazy shenanigans with drinking and singing and the south. But it didn't. And the starts in it who are not normally singers, wow. They can all sing and well. I love this movie. I laughed, i cried, and i sang along.

"They say you get stronger in the broken places,
when you lean into the crisis that your facing.
In your weakness your made strong."

"You’re gonna take my hand
Whisper the sweetest words
And if you’re ever sad
I’ll make you laugh
I’ll chase the hurt"

"Cause I'm country strong
Hard to break
Like the ground I grew up on
You may fool me
And I'll fall
But I won’t stay down long
Cause I’m country strong"

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