Country star Toby Keith makes his acting debut in this rickety heartland drama, which was produced by Country Music Television and panders shamelessly to the traditional-values crowd. The story is vaguely reminiscent of Tender Mercies (1983)—a hard-drinking country singer returns to his hometown and tries to connect with the daughter he abandoned—and even features that movie’s costar, Tess Harper, in a matronly supporting role. Keith is an awkward, galumphing presence, but he’s more fun to watch than Kelly Preston as the girl’s uptight mother. Steven Goldmann directed the movie, which was shot in crummy digital video; with Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson. PG, 101 min.