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PG| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Raised in rural Kentucky poverty and married at the age of 13, Loretta Lynn (Sissy Spacek) begins writing and singing her own country songs in her early 20s. With the tireless help of her husband Oliver "Mooney" Lynn (Tommy Lee Jones), Loretta rises from local honky-tonks and small-time record deals to national tours and hit singles, befriending her idol Patsy Cline (Beverly D'Angelo) and becoming a country music icon despite the toll stardom takes on her family and her marriage.

Cast: Sissy Spacek , Tommy Lee Jones , Beverly D'Angelo , Levon Helm , Phyllis Boyens , William Sanderson , Robert Elkins , Bob Hannah

Director: Michael Apted

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Release Date: March 7th, 1980|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • August 28, 2008 Sweetrose
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    I love Sissy Spacek; One movie I enjoy her in,is " 'night mother".In that film,she plays a distraught daughter who plans a suicide in front of her mother.In this particular film,she plays one of Grand Old Opry's legendary talents,Loretta Lynn;Lynn is a sweet bumpkin who makes you cry with her sad love songs. I enjoy such tunes as "After The Fire Is Gone" with late partner Conway Twitty.She may be arrogant,with such tunes as "Fist City" or "You Ain't Woman Enough To take My Man". As Patsy Cline was a friend,she gave Lynn support as they went through rocky romances;I felt for Lynn, at the news of Cline's untimely death.As the lyrics go,in "You're Lookin' At Country", Lynn is "as old fashioned as she can be". Wonderful songs tell her life story.

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