Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 12:16PM
I probably don't have to tell you that a movie based on a Toby Keith song - any Toby Keith song - is probably not going to be knocking on the door to the AFI list anytime soon. But hey, at least this isn't the movie based on the Toby Keith song where we put a boot in your ass...because that's the American way. Uh-huh. And it's worked out really well, by the way. No, this is Beer for My Horses, and the song with that name is not the worst country tune I've ever heard, but it's far from the best. It's an OK ditty if you're out drinking with your friends, I suppose, and that's probably both its inspiration and purpose. The song is a duet between Keith and Willie Nelson, both of whom are in the movie, although Willie has what appears to be a limited role (a shame, because he can act) and Toby Keith, well, Toby Keith is the star. I remember taking a date to see Pure Country, another vanity picture for a country singer, and while it is not a good film it does have a great soundtrack; I should say that much. As we were leaving she asked me what I thought of the movie. I said that George Strait isn't much of an actor. "I don't care," she replied. "He's George Strait." I have a feeling we'll need the same litmus here, because Toby Keith can't sell me a Ford truck and I rather doubt he can sell me the small town sheriff who pines for Claire Forlani. Poor Claire Forlani. Anyway, here's the trailer for Beer for My Horses - which I just mistyped as Beef for My Horses, and I think I'd rather see that - and see if you can keep from laughing at the events that transpire about 50 seconds in:
Beer for My Horses arrives in (some) theaters on August
8th. Thanks to
MovieWeb for the trailer.