A story about this — 2 years ago
I guess my main complaint is that I have seen “A Star Is Born,” and this was a tepid version of it, country style. Gwyneth Paltrow as the alcoholic, pill-popping fading star Kelly Canter hardly gets to sing a song from beginning to end. Her husband James played by Tim McGraw is a total dork and (worst of all) he never sings a single note. All the guitar strumming comes from Garrett Hedlund as Beay Hutton, who sings okay but mumbles a lot, and Leighton Meester plays a beauty queen turned wannabe diva who gets stage fright so bad she needs help facing the audience. Unbelievable. And all the cliches about sleeping around on the road… don’t even ask! If you love country music, you might want to give this a pass. Kids on American Idol show more drive and determination to succeed than you’ll see here. Disappointing.