I hope you enjoyed that little musical teaser I shared with you a couple months ago of Gwyneth Paltrow singing "Country Strong", because now we get a peek at the movie of the same name. Seriously, the whole plot of country-based drama Country Strong seems to revolve completely around this song. Paltrow takes on the role of Kelly Canter, a guitar-strumming superstar who is better known for her trip to rehab rather than her country singing. Naturally, she finds obstacles on her way back to the top, including the fledgling performer who seems hungry to take her place (Leighton Meester). Her husband is played by actual country star Tim McGraw while cute up-and-comer Garrett Hedlund appears as a talented fellow singer-songwriter who may or may not interfere in Canter's marriage. I have faith in Paltrow as a versatile actress, but some parts of this trailer feel like she's in a Saturday Night Live skit about country singers. And I won't say I'm not looking forward to it, but I also can't ignore that it comes with a big serving of cheese. Watch the preview and get the twangy song stuck in your head when you read more.
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