Just because Country Strong is working from a showbiz story template as old as showbiz itself, doesn’t mean they don’t have ample opportunity to fuck it up. Meanwhile, Elliott explains the movie’s sassy original ending, Dan gives the show’s demographic breakdown, and Stuart poses some metaphysical duck questions.
0:00 – 0:33 – Introduction and theme.
0:34 – 4:03 – A little discussion of Stuart’s wedding and related matters.
4:04 – 34:24 – BECAUSE I’M COOOOOUNTRY STROOONG. COUNTRY STRONG.
34:25 – 36:45 – Final judgments
36:46 – 41:46 – Business matters, discussion of the Flop House Wiki, and the wedding of Elliott’s REAL best friend.
41:47 – 55:09 – Flop House Movie Mailbag
55:10 – 1:00:31 – The sad bastards recommend
1:00:32 – 1:02:00 – Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.
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