I’ve been following Like a Country Song for awhile, but today was the first time I got to actually watch it. I  liked it. Nashville has become a happening place to make faith-based movies, and Like a Country Song takes advantage of the beautiful locations, incredible music, and awesome talent that’s abundant in Middle Tennessee.

likecountry

Like a Country Song is about Jake Reeson, an up and coming country singer whose ego is keeping him from reaching his full potential. It’s really an ensemble cast, though, with each of the leads struggling with their own issues and each needing the forgiveness and understanding of the others in order to find peace. It’s a little gritty and shows flawed people who still struggle even after they’ve found God.

With the exception of a few weak spots, the acting is well done, very believable. The cinematography is good as is the production design. One thing that really stood out to me, though,  is an aspect that is generallly overlooked with Christian movies. And that is wardrobe. Dusty Wilson did a great job of capturing a very stylized look for the actors including some fun touches. I loved the beautiful western style tops that Becca wears. I also loved all the handcrafted cross jewelry worn by the women.

Like a Country Song is a captivating look at real people struggling wtih real issues. It’s an enjoyable movie to watch and listen to.

likecountry2

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker. Her movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe, aired on multiple television networks, and sold in stores and online outlets throughout English speaking countries. She's accumulated dozens of festival accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, numerous Best of Fest awards, and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. She's passionate about storytelling and loves entertaining and inspiring audiences with her filmmaking, writing, and speaking.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.