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Kelly Canter's (Gweneth Paltrow) career as a country singer is on the rocks, and even rehab doesnt appear to be enough to save it. Nor do things improve when her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) tries to introduce some new talent (played by Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester) into the mix.
Why Is Country Strong Rated PG-13?
Country Strong is rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Country Strong...
Violence: A character commits suicide using prescription pills. A woman hits a man in the face. A man punches another man and knocks him to the ground.
Sexual Content: Characters have a casual attitude toward sex and make several comments about it. Women are shown in their underwear several times. An unmarried couple kisses passionately and sexual activity is implied. Another unmarried, partially dressed couple is shown kissing. A man and woman are shown wearing only towels.
Language: The script includes frequent profanities, mild curses and scatological slang.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character struggles with an alcohol addiction and uses liquor to deal with stress and sadness. Characters drink on numerous occasions and others are depicted as being inebriated. One character abuses prescription drugs. Another character smokes in several scenes.
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Singer Johnny Cash’s struggle with drugs and alcohol also comes under the lens in the biographical movie Walk the Line. Other films featuring the back stage lives of musical personalities include Ray, Dreamgirls, De-lovey, Beyond the Sea and Selena.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Country Strong...
Country Strong releases to DVD and Blu-ray on April 12, 2011, with the following bonus materials:
- Original Ending
- Music Video: A Little Bit Stronger by Sara Evans
- Music Video: Country Strong by Gwyneth Paltrow
- Extended Performance of Shake That Thing by Gwyneth Paltrow
- Deleted Scenes
Country Strong on Blu-ray also includes these extras:
- Featurette: A Little Bit Country: The Costumes
- Featurette: Friends in High Places: The Cast of Country Strong
- Featurette: Putting the Words in Their Mouths: The Songwriters
- movieIQ+sync: The Country Strong playlist