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Coal Miner's Daughter

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Coal Miner's Daughter

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The life of the "Queen of Country Music" from her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand Ole Opry and super stardom.
Title: Coal miner's daughter
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : MCA Home Video, c2003.
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: DVD, Dolby digital 2.0 mono.
Based on: Loretta Lynn: coal miner's daughter by Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features include: Commentary with Spacek and Apted ; Jones remembers Coal Miner's Daughter ; Interview with Lynn and Apted ; Former President Bush Sr. salutes AFT & Coal Miner's Daughter.
Summary: The life of the "Queen of Country Music" from her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand Ole Opry and super stardom.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award, Sissy Spacek (Best actress)
ISBN: 0783268505
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Studios, Inc
Credits: Screenplay, Tom Rickman ; executive producer, Bob Larson ; producer, Bernard Schwartz ; director, Michael Apted ; director of photography, Ralf D. Bode ; edited by Arthur Schmidt ; songs sung by Sissy Spacek and Beverly D'Angelo ; music supervision, Owen Bradley.
Performers: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens.
Subject Headings: Lynn, Loretta Drama. Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963 Drama. Country musicians Biography Drama. Country musicians United States Biography Drama. Singers United States Biography.
Genre/Form: Biographical films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Country musicians
Country musicians
Publisher No: 20426
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Jul 17, 2014
  • rudyone rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This movie stands the test of time. There are impressive performances all around. but, what is amazing is Sissy's singing; how she manages to sound as good as Lorretta is phenomenal.

Jun 03, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Jan 09, 2013
  • pronto1961 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

quite entertaining and a really great cast.

Aug 29, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Nov 22, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.


Oct 16, 2011
  • stagxy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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?

Apr 04, 2011
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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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