Time Out says
There is an interesting movie to be made about this toxic marriage: she’s a messy drunk, diva-ish and needy; he pulls her out of rehab too early. Is this because his prize cow isn’t milking well? Or from a heartfelt belief that she is most happy on the road? The question is never really answered. Instead, in waltzes an ambitious little missy (Leighton Meester from ‘Gossip Girl’), a young, pretty rival dying to sink her claws into Gwyneth’s career and man. ‘I’ve been ready for this since I was four and a half years old,’ she announces – one banality in a script full of them.
Paltrow gives it her best but is so conspicuously doing country. We’re meant to believe she has spent half her life staring into a vodka bottle, but she glows like she’s just stepped out of a yoga retreat. The actors sing for real: cheesy-as-hell songs which give the whole thing a whiff of vanity. None of which is a patch on Sissy Spacek as Lynn in 1980’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’.
- Release date:Friday 25 March 2011
- Duration:112 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Shana Feste
- Screenwriter:Shana Feste
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Garrett Hedlund
- Tim McGraw
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