• Unrated, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Tara Johns
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  • Mongrel Media

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Reviews

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Tavis K ½ August 1, 2014
This Canadian film very clearly showed the journey of Elizabeth in understanding that expression of gender, what it means to be a woman and identity have very little to do with biology. There are very clear nods the Thelma and Louise, and fans of Dolly and Judith Butler will likely enjoy this equally.
Frances H May 1, 2014
Way too far fetched and not even interesting in being so. A woman in the 1970s who didn't drive? A eleven year old girl who wants to get her period? A mother who discovers that her daughter has been missing for an undetermined amount of time and she doesn't call the police? A eleven year old girl dressed like a hooker who runs away and doesn't get abducted? One would think something this much of a plot stretch would at least be interesting, but it's as slow as molasses in January. The plot blurb sounds like it might be charming, but it's not.
James A. M March 19, 2012
A heartwarming coming-of-age story about a Canadian girl looking for her identity, her voice and her biological mom.
Vicky G ½ September 21, 2011
Low-key, rather slow, but entertaining movie about a girl who finds out she is adopted and runs away to meet Dolly Parton, who in her mind, may just be her biological mother.
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