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Coal Miner's Daughter is most interesting when it's conveying the bleak, dreary Kentucky landscape that formed Lynn's childhood. It's least interesting when it's portraying the agonies of show-business success.
A thoughtful, endearing film charting the life of singer Loretta Lynn from the depths of poverty in rural Kentucky to her eventual rise to the title of 'queen of country music'.
Highly conventional stuff, but lovingly constructed to produce unremarkable but heart-warming entertainment.
The movie isn't great art, but it has been made with great taste and style; it's more intelligent and observant than movie biographies of singing stars used to be.
Because the film never breaks out of its conventional matrix, it never really becomes interesting. Despite Sissy Spacek's. performance. it is impossible to feel much for her or for her family.
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
Though a classic rags to riches saga, this biopic of Loretta Lynn doesn't fall victim to cliches, and benefits immensely from the astonishingly authentic turn from Sissy Spacek, who does her own singing; even real-life singer Lynn liked the picture
Superior biopic with an unforgettable performance by Sissy Spacek
A rousing musical biopic that is a cut above its peers.
This uplifting drama, based on Loretta Lynn's autobiography, shows how her marriage kept changing to accommodate her career as the First Lady of country music.
In a time before the TV music channels made star biographies into such a formulaic joke, Coal Miner's Daughter was the real deal.
My aunt and cousin were watching "The Coal Miner's Daughter" and I wasn't really wanting to watch it. There wasn't anything else to do, so I watched it. It was actually a pretty good movie. It tells the biography of Loretta Lynn all the way from how she struggled becoming a mother at the age of 14 all the way to when she forgot the lyrics on stage one night. It also has everything in between such as her becoming friends with Patsy Cline and how she achieved superstardom and became the queen of country music.
Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones put on great performances as do the others in the movie. Sissy Spacek sings all the songs herself and does a great job as Loretta Lynn. If you like biographical movies, you need to see "The Coal Miner's Daughter." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000 of this great film from the year I was born. Surprised its average rating here on Flixster isn't higher. Would like to see it again, even though I'm not a fan of much old (i.e., older than 80's) country.
Movie's OK. I would probably rate it higher if I could stand country music.
sissy and tommy lee are both very very good but the film could have used a little editing.
I think Sissy Spacek was channeling Loretta Lynn somehow. Fantastic performance, especially since Sissy did all her own singing, 25 years before Jamie Foxx and Joaquin Phoenix. Great movie.
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