Country Strong parents guide

Country Strong

Overall C

Kelly Canter's (Gweneth Paltrow) career as a country singer is on the rocks, and even rehab doesn’t 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.

Release date January 7, 2011

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity C
Substance Use C-

Why is Country Strong rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Country Strong PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Country Strong rated PG-13? Country Strong is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content.

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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Country Strong
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Country Strong"

Cast and Crew

Country Strong is directed by Shana Feste and stars Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Country Strong movie is April 12, 2011. Here are some details…

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

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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.