Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

DVD - 2005
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The story of Loretta Lynn, who rose from the poverty-stricken Appalachian area to become one of the biggest country singers of all time.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition: 25th anniversary ed. Widescreen
ISBN: 9781417034840
141703484X
Branch Call Number: DVD COAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ArapahoeTiegan Dec 12, 2016

Great adaptation of Loretta Lynn's background! This is a movie my mom and I quote at each other quite frequently, because there are some really funny moments.


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ArapahoeTiegan Dec 12, 2016

Great adaptation of Loretta Lynn's background! This is a movie my mom and I quote at each other quite frequently, because there are some really funny moments.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jul 28, 2016

GREAT bio-pic (one of the best ever!) of Loretta Lynn. All the production elements of this film were terrific. Sissy (Mary Elizabeth) Spacek was terrific in her portrayal of Lorreta. And I particularly enjoyed the Southern country accent in Tommy Lee Jones' speaking lines. Oh, I did just check and he was born/lived in Texas so I guess he knows how it goes/sounds.
I do enjoy and appreciate Loretta's contributions to rise of country music - radio, television, recordings, etc.
I did read some background on her, and when she moved to Warshington (don't forget the invisible 'r') it was to the small logging town of Custer at bit west of Lynden, WA.
This was a terrific movie, sophisticated in portraying Loretta, Mooney, their family relationships, country music show biz - everything...
Glad I gave it a watch!!!

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ostwald
Aug 11, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is based on a true story
but not for children to watch

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garycornell
Jun 03, 2014

Sissy Spacek is simply incredible in Coal Miner Daughter. She looks like Loretta Lynn and she sings with the same beautiful voice. It is a same that Sissy never did another singing role. Loretta Lynn could not ask for a better portrayal of her life than Coal Miners Daughter. This is when Country Music was in its early stages of popularity. Thanks in part to this movie, that was soon to change!

a5a22406 Sep 12, 2013

Excellent movie and a terrific soundtrack. Sissy Spacek who plays Loretta Lynn and Beverly D'Angelo who plays Patsy Cline do all their own signing. The scenes from Appalachia, early in the movie, are heart wrenching due the poverty that folks faced. Sissy also won the Oscar for best actress in this 1980 film.

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pronto1961
Jan 09, 2013

quite entertaining and a really great cast.

theorbys Aug 29, 2012

Great cast in a very good film. I liked the first 60% of the film the best showing Loretta's roots and life before success. After she starts to make it, it becomes the same old story, not that that is the fault of the film makers.

aaa5756 Nov 22, 2011

A+ DVD

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stagxy
Oct 16, 2011

Initially I had issues with casting. The only thing I knew about this movie was that Sissy Spacek portrayed Loretta Lynn, which I agreed with. But I didn't think Tommy Lee should be acting as Doo. I also had to ponder William Sanderson as the moonshiner, having recently watched the final cut of Blade Runner. (If you have to ask...) Later in the movie I was taken aback at Beverly D'Angelo portraying Patsy Cline. Hmmm...?! So, at first I merely resigned myself to the cast. However, as the movie progressed things really fell into place. I was so wrong. Brilliant casting! Each actor, as I knew them, faded into the background and their character took over. Beyond that, this movie was tough to watch. Which means it was a success. I really didn't know about Loretta's background, her often dubious relationship, or just where she's from and where she's been. In her interview (in the Bonus Materials) she says she had a hard time watching also. In fact, she can't watch it anymore because it's just too real. What more can be said?

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britprincess1
Apr 04, 2011

An excellent performance by Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn without a doubt and an entertaining portrayal of Patsy Cline by Beverly D'Angelo, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER is thoughtfully created, sometimes comedic and sometimes serious, but not a perfect film. Flawed with its intermittent periods of great boredom, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER has a few memorable scenes, but it's not a film for everyone. However, for country music fans who love a rags-to-riches underdog story, this film might be a treat.

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