‘Like a Country Song’ ~
CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
Like a Country Song – is a story about JAKE REESON, an up and coming country singer who has the whole world in his hands until his ego gets in the way. With nothing but partying and music on his mind, Jake is forced to take a hard look at himself and the ashes around him after life slowly falls apart.
Jake’s old flame, BECCA, suddenly reappears in his life after seeing her AGAIN at a local music show. Good girl Becca, never forgetting who Jake is, makes him work for it only to fall for him again. His mother, MIA, harbors a painful secret… the father Jake thought was dead is alive. To protect Jake from the pain of knowing what his father, BO, had become after a horrible accident, Mia thought it best if Jake believed Bo was dead. Jake then eventually has a “random” encounter with Bo on the street in a Nashville suburb that sets off a chain of events to bring Bo back into his life and hopefully reconciliation to the family.
Even though I am not much of a music fan, especially country music, there was some great music in this film, and my favorite being an original song, “Welcome to Nashville” that is played at the very beginning of the film. This was so catchy, I listened to it again and then it stuck in my head the remainder of the evening. I believe there is another song with the same title, but it’s not the same song.
Here are some things I liked about this movie:
- The music…all of it!
- The idea that when you’re dealt with a bad hand, it’s supposed to make you better, not bitter. (The choice really is ours)
- There was a scene towards the end with Jake and the sign – VERY COOL. You’ll have to see it and I hope you don’t miss it. (Brought back a particular scene from ‘Hardflip‘, another one of SkipStone Pictures gems.)
This film is one of those films that you just thoroughly enjoy because it’s an overall great movie with a great message of forgiveness, hope and healing.
For this movie I wanted to highlight Kerry, who played Becca in this film, because of the fabulous job that she did. There was something so natural about her acting and I hope to see her again in upcoming faith based films. She reminded me of Mandy Moore in ‘A Walk to Remember‘, one of my all time favorite films (The family version of course!)
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