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      Pure Country

      PG Released Oct 23, 1992 1 hr. 52 min. Drama List
      41% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 90% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score One of the biggest stars in country music, Dusty Wyatt Chandler (George Strait) grows disillusioned with the hollow performances and overly produced arena shows he's contractually obligated to play. In an effort to become grounded, Chandler walks away from the spotlight and goes back to the country town of his youth. After finding work at a ranch, he falls for the owner's daughter, Lula Rogers (Lesley Ann Warren). However, his manager (Isabel Glasser) is determined to keep the show going. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      uncle p Story/Screenplay: (3/5) A nice little story that's easy to digest, but it's just a tad too bland for my provincial tastes. Duration/Tempo: (3/5) At 1 hour and 52 minutes, it's an average length movie that felt a bit longer. Cast & Crew: (3/5) George Strait is not a celebrated actor, but boy can he sing. Well done. The rest of the cast were fair to solid. Summary: (3/5) The story and cast were not quite good and the film felt a bit long. A borderline thumbs down. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Not much of story but such King fans that we got passed it. Love the scenes when he gets away from the rat race. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/28/20 Full Review Audience Member Can't say it's the best movie. But it's perfectly fine to have a movie that's specifically set up for it's fan base, and George Strait (being the King of Country Music) has a great fan base. It's slow pace, it's rural heartland setting, it's perfect soundtrack, and George Straits peaceful presence make it the perfect movie to watch with the windows open and a cup of sweet tea on a warm Midwestern night. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member enjoyable country music story with legendary singer George Strait's music on display Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good movie with a great story. The acting is so so but the plot and music makes up for it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member George Strait is amazing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/08/18 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Hartl Seattle Times The director, Christopher Cain, brings not a hint of irony to any of this -- not even to the Vegas finale in which Dusty is supposed to rescue himself from glitz. Rated: 1.5/4 May 18, 2016 Full Review Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer Pure Country is an Elvis movie with a thick country twang. Rated: 1.5/4 May 18, 2016 Full Review Clifford Terry Chicago Tribune Pure twaddle. Rated: 1/4 May 18, 2016 Full Review Malcolm Johnson Hartford Courant As directed by Christopher Cain, Strait's first feature will probably not go down as a classic contemporary western nor a great modern musical. But it lopes along pleasantly, and Strait effortlessly makes the crossover into acting. Jun 4, 2018 Full Review Ralph Novak People Magazine If it were any cornier or mushier, it would be chowder, but this vehicle for country singer Strait generates a charming sweetness, the music is lively, and both Strait and Glasser are ingratiating new faces. May 18, 2016 Full Review Elizabeth Lynch South Florida Sun-Sentinel This is an enjoyable movie for fans of country music, for whom the rich soundtrack should be a delight. And if they happen to have a crush on George Strait, so much the better. Rated: 2.5/4 May 18, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis One of the biggest stars in country music, Dusty Wyatt Chandler (George Strait) grows disillusioned with the hollow performances and overly produced arena shows he's contractually obligated to play. In an effort to become grounded, Chandler walks away from the spotlight and goes back to the country town of his youth. After finding work at a ranch, he falls for the owner's daughter, Lula Rogers (Lesley Ann Warren). However, his manager (Isabel Glasser) is determined to keep the show going.
      Director
      Christopher Cain
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 23, 1992, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 1, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.5M
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround
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