Coal Miner's Daughter

"Excellent"

Coal Miner's Daughter Review


British documentarian Michael Apted was a curious choice to direct the life story of Loretta Lynn, but he certainly does a commendable job at the task. Sissy Spacek, of course, owns this movie as Lynn -- she won the Best Actress Oscar for it. Not only is she spot-on as an oblivious teen who stumbles into an early marriage and a life of singing country, but she actually performs all her own songs in the film. The film stumbles a bit when deadline with Lynn's chronic exhaustion (and the movie takes its share of factual liberties, too), but in the end you'll be proud to watch a Coal Miner's Daughter.


Coal Miner's Daughter

Facts and Figures

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Friday 7th March 1980

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Universal Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 14

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Bernard Schwartz

Starring: as Loretta Lynn, as 'Mooney' Lynn, as Ted Webb, Phyllis Boyens as 'Clary' Webb, Bill Anderson Jr. as Webb child, Foister Dickerson as Webb child, Malla McCown as Webb child, Pamela McCown as Webb child, Kevin Salvilla as Webb child, as Lee Dollarhide, Sissy Lucas as Loretta & Mooney's child, Brian Warf as Loretta & Mooney's child, Elizabeth Watson as Loretta & Mooney's child, as Patsy Cline

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