Pure Country 2
Mike Sudhalter | February 27, 2011
Katrina Elam stars in "Pure Country 2",
and George Strait doesn't really
Who's brilliant idea was it to follow up one cheesy movie with a good soundtrack with another one?
While the rest of the free world was watching the Oscar Awards, I was watching this gem - because frankly, I have a finer taste for country music than I do for the so-called best movies of the year.
According to the Oscar's website, "Pure Country 2" was listed as "eligible" for the award.
I knew it had to be cheesy, when I watched a featurette on the DVD about three angels (one of them played by Cheech Marin) who gave the character a great gift (as long as she follows a strict moral code)
Bobbie Thomas, played by Katrina Elam, is a small-town girl with big musical dreams of becoming a country music star.
The film is so cliche - regarding her arrival in Nashville and becoming a star. Yes, it sheds light on the fact that the music business can sometimes be harsh, but could the Thomas' character have been any more naive?
Props to Luther Lewis, who has a role in the movie. I remember seeing him play in a honky-tonk during CMA Festival 2007. So, it was cool to see a familiar face in the movie.
The original movie - which was made in 1992 - was really nothing more than a big music video for George Strait.
And hopefully this should help Elam in the same way. However, she wasn't an established star when the movie came out like Strait was.
Strait is advertised on the cover as if he's a co-star, but in reality he makes a series of cameo appearances that make his work from the original "Pure Country" seem Oscar-worthy. Really.