In Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow plays an aging country singer named Kelly Canter. Her husband and manager, James played by Tim McGraw is more interested in making sure that she performs than making sure that she is in one piece.
Jeff Bridges is an amazing actor, but his turn as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart is a strangely conflicted role. Somehow Bridges is likeable in almost every role he plays. Bad Blake is mostly a bad man, but I doubt most people come away from the film feeling that way.
There is a tremendous amount of talent in The Men Who Stare At Goats. The cast includes George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, and Ewan McGregor. On the opposite end of the camera there are equally impressive individuals, including cinematographer Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood, and Michael Clayton). Sadly the talent in this film is not utilized.