Sunday, September 12, 2010

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Doing Damage Control?

After living in the limelight and saying things like this:

"I worry about bringing up a child in America. At the moment there's a weird, over-patriotic atmosphere over there, like, 'We're No. 1 and the rest of the world doesn't matter."


"I think George Bush is such an embarrassment to America in the way that he doesn't take the rest of the world into consideration."

Not to mention:

"I don't feel there's any lip service with [Obama]. I don't feel like he's one of those jaded politicos who say one thing and are talking out of both sides of their mouth. I also feel we've done such incredible damage to our reputation — and as someone who lives outside America for half the year, I overhear things that I wish I didn't overhear. A lot of people in the West think that we're not very sensitive to the rest of the world, and I think that having a president called Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 says that we are part of the world and we don't want to make unilateral decisions about the fate of all of us. I just pray to God that he wins."

What better way to make up for that than star in a country film! Cause hicks love anything with music, boots, the flag and Jesus. That ought to satisfy those bitter clingers.

Thanks to Erin, who provided the concept I shamelessly stole. Shamelessly? Yes, I pretty much cut and pasted what she said on Facebook about this movie.

So now I'm going to play 'How The Movie Will End By Watching The Preview' of Country Strong. I also did read a very short description of what happened. It was two sentences long.

She's getting out of rehab, looking to make a come back. The problem is she's a has-been. She's had problems getting records out on time. It's a business but she's an artist, blah blah blah. She's not getting a record deal and hitting the road on tour unless she has another act on board to help sell songs and fill seats. So instead of one, she and her husband (Tim McGraw) offer two. Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester are the new acts. Not yet stars but have lots of potential. It's their job to help set fire to Gwyneth's comeback. Along the way, hilarity and high jinks ensues. Or conflict. It looks more like a drama than a comedy.

Gwyneth still has addiction issues and has an attraction to the younger guy of the new act. And trouble maintaining her Talor Swift coiffure on the road.

Tim second guesses his wife's decisions and undermines her whenever he can. He can't quite trust her as an addict. Also, he has the hots for Leighton.

Leighton may sound sweet and innocent but the film makers purposely left in the quote about who her two idols are, "Kelly Cantor and Jesus Christ." She will be the wily one. And possibly seduce the husband. Gossips Girls are never to be trusted.

Garrett will be the rock steady character. He'll be with Gwyneth at her worst, when she's drunk and horny and be the complete gentleman about it. Then some horrible allegations will arise that he did slept with Gwyneth after all. Which will cause the husband to fly off into a seething rage in an attempt to justify his own self hate for having cheated on his wife the night before with Leighton.

He will also be the one to take Gwyneth on her 'Journey Of Self Discovery'. Involving jumping on a freight train like a damnable hobo, singing at a seedy honky tonk and serenading some cute children at a cancer ward. Queue the montage (Montage).

In the end, Gwyneth will write a song with Garrett about their experiences which will top the charts. Garrett will be playing in her band, getting his own career going. And she will have left her husband by then.

Leighton will have moved on as well. She'll be doing okay. Moving her way on up the ladder the only way she knows how.

And Tim. He'll be left off into cinematic obscurity where all ex-husbands go from women wymen empowerment movies. What movie or TV series about women wymen empowerment doesn't have the wife leaving her husband?

Have to wait until December or January to see the movie to see how far off of target I am. Or longer than that. When it's released on DVD.

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