"And sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to realize what you had."
- Country Strong
Perhaps one of the saddest films I've ever watched. Her past haunts her, as well as her mistakes and losses all while she tries to make her comeback and show her fans and the public she isn't just another country singer with a drink addiction. There are scenes in the film where you're able to see the woman she was before drinking became her crutch and that is what makes her story so much more tragic.
Her last show in Dallas, a town with which she has some bad history, is the perfect platform to prove just how strong she is; Country Strong. And in the end she gets her wish, some might say she fulfills her purpose as she leaves behind the world that has brought her enough sorrow for her lifetime and goes 'home'.