When I first heard there was going to be a Pure Country 2, I was excited. George Strait was even going to have a small part in it. And I knew that no matter what, I would be one of those country music fans who ran off to the theater to see it when it was released.
Somehow I missed all that. It is my understanding that it was released sometime in October 2010, to select theaters across the country. I read it was in Dallas, Houston Oklahoma and Nashville. I’m not sure if that’s all the places it was, but I do know I never saw it listed on any of the marquees at theaters in this area.
It seems like it wasn’t long after that, that I saw a press release telling us that the movie will be out on DVD on Feb. 8, 2011. Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a smash at the box office. And after reading what it was about – I can understand that.
That doesn’t mean I don’t want to see it – it just means I can pretty much understand why anyone who isn’t a real country music fan would pass on buying a ticket for this one.
The movie has a facebook page, which hasn’t been updated since October 28, 2010. It has some pictures, and a few comments from fans. Again, an indication that there wasn’t a lot of interest in this movie. Apparently, the people who put up the Pure Country 2: The Gift facebook page think that the excitement (if there ever really was any) over this movie has pretty much disappeared. But, I’m glad they left their facebook page up for us to enjoy the pictures, and the little bit of interest that came from talking about the movie.
The plot, in case you were wondering (and haven’t yet heard), is that three angels visited a baby girl – I’m assuming when she was born – and gave her the gift of a beautiful singing voice. In order to keep singing beautifully, she had to do everything right. But when she cot older, and got caught up in the business world that surrounds an entertainer’s success, she lost her way, did some things the angels didn’t like, and lost her voice. And least I think that’s how it goes.
Do I plan on seeing it when it comes out on DVD? Of course, maybe not today, but I’ll definitely see it. It would be nice to watch it and wonder why it wasn’t successful in the theaters – but I have a feeling I’ll be watching it, saying to myself, “Now I understand why no one went to see this thing when it got to a theater near them.”
But remember, as small as h is role might be, it’s still George Strait. And as week as the plot may be – it’s still about country music. One fo the little facebook promos said “PURE COUNTRY 2: THE GIFT. It’s filled with music and inspiration”.
Did any of you get to see it in the theater? Let me know what you thought of it. I’ll be sure to share my thoughts on the movie as soon as I have a minute to sit down and watch it.
Enjoy your Tuesday!