I avoided this movie like the plague for the longest time because it contained 3 of my most hated things:
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Songs in a movie
- Worse than that - they're country music songs
Let me speak to the above points:
- As you know lately she's been growing on me, against my better judgment
- I can sometimes stomach movies with singing (see: any movie with Muppets in it, animated movies, 'Across The Universe', Mary Poppins, anything Christopher Guest touches, etc)
- While I really hate country music, there is ONE song in this movie that will make you drool. I seriously finished the movie an hour ago and have already returned home from my friend's house to download it from iTunes. I know. But it's really good.
It's hard to enjoy without the context, but this song kills me as of now.
One thing I will say, for a skinny girl, Leighton Meester has a double chin effect going on. It's weird.
I am going to hug a pillow with a cowboy hat.