proves herself an able singer (which she also has demonstrated on several award shows) in this drama of a troubled country music star on the road to redemption.
After a stay in rehab, she sets out to resume her career under the guidance of her manager husband (actual country star Tim McGraw
) ... who has placed a big hurdle in her way by adding an ambitious newcomer (Leighton Meester
, "Gossip Girl") to her shows. Garrett Hedlund
) plays another rising star who poses complications; the song "Coming Home" was nominated for an Oscar. DVD
extras: deleted scenes; two music videos; extended performance. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray
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