AND I love this song—the chorus is killer! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
When this came up on my dashboard, it was just a plain black box. And I thought to myself, “Sweet baby jesus, I hope it’s Me and Tennessee.” And then I clicked to expand it, and it was! Country Strong is basically the new Amanda Seyfried and “Enjoy your golf game, motherfuckers!” in our household. We are obsessed.
I also can’t get enough of this song; did you see it’s on the list of qualifying songs for the Oscars? On one hand, I love it so much that I want it to get recognized. On the other hand, can you imagine how hideously insufferable Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (who wrote this song) will become if they get nominated for Oscars? Ok, yes, Gwyneth already won an Oscar, but getting to sing at the ceremony will bring her smugness up to nuclear levels.
Finally: I just about punched a wall when I realized that Country Strong’s “limited release” only includes LA and Nashville. What the hell kind of limited release doesn’t include New York? I am having a full on conniption about having to wait until January 7th to see this. DON’T THEY KNOW THE MAIN REASON I MOVED TO NYC WAS TO SEE LIMITED RELEASE MOVIES RIGHT AWAY? (I’m not actually kidding about that. I have a very clear memory of being 17 and explaining to my mom how I want to go to NYU so I can live in a city where I don’t have to wait six months for Dogville to arrive at the one independent theater. Did I ever see Dogville? Of course not. Do I go see movies like Dogville now? Of course not. Well, I did see Tiny Furniture last weekend, but usually I just see Harry Potter over and over again.)