The problem is, Hollywood always thinks that they can just make up stuff and nobody our here will notice. I grew up in the West, with horses, cowboys, and a few cowgirls. There is so much wrong with this film, it's ridiculous. At one point, a character says, "I don't like Country music." Well, guess what. It ought not to be a problem because it's NOT Country they're playing. It's some Hollywood version of cowboy music. There are so many other little things wrong with this film that it's just one big, fat cliche even before you get to the plot. I'm giving it 2 stars because Brett Cullen does a pretty decent job of acting in the starring role, and because of Barry Corbin (whom I've always loved as Brenda's daddy on "The Closer"), and Graham Greene (I've really enjoyed him in "The Red Green Show" and "Longmire"). After that, the acting is pretty pathetic. So, really, if you know anything about the "real West" or about "real Romance," skip this movie. If you don't, probably the best this movie will make you feel is insulted.
Dadgum it, where have all the cowboys gone?