The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 18, 2011
A wonderfully low-key but engaging movie about identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
March 18, 2011
Unfortunately, Johns' movie is less satisfying when it comes to matters not directly pertaining to Dolly Parton.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
March 18, 2011
There are a few good moments in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, but you have to get past a lot of distractions to appreciate them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 18, 2011
An ingratiating but overly contrived Canadian coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
March 17, 2011
The Year My Mom Was Dolly Parton relies on a good but not great script, well-drawn characters and performances and a pleasant, fuzzy sense of a simpler time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 6, 2013
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