Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

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This inspiring tale recounts the story of a young Dolly Parton and how her family coped with drought, poverty and death in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the 1950s. Alyvia Alyn Lind plays the future country music superstar as a young girl, while Ricky Schroder and Jennifer Nettles co-star as Dolly's parents.

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Alyvia Alyn Lind
as Dolly Parton
Jennifer Nettles
as Avie Lee Parton
Gerald McRaney
as Rev. Jake Owens
Stella Parton
as Corla Bass
Rick Schroder
as Robert Lee Parton
Carson Meyer
as Willadeene Parton
Hannah Nordberg
as Judy Ogle
Parker Sack
as David Parton
Farrah Mackenzie
as Stella Parton
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Critic Reviews for Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (2)

  • To paraphrase something Parton once said about herself: It may look fake, but it's real where it counts. What counts most is the acting, which lends the story a naturalism that the script can't.

    Dec 14, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The story is a sweet one, and Coat of Many Colors does what it does very well.

    Dec 11, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Just like Dolly Parton, who is one of the best live performers I've ever seen, it is immensely watchable. However, for those who don't regularly visit the house of the lord, it will make your eyes roll like loose marbles in the back of a station wagon.

    Dec 10, 2015 | Full Review…

    Brian Moylan

    Top Critic
  • Although it's a struggle at times, you do suspend disbelief and go with it because Lind is so adorable, and you want to accept that the saccharine story line could have played out in real life just the way it's depicted in the film.

    Dec 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It's a romanticized view of the past, to put it mildly, and it's as sticky sweet as the caramel apple cider you might find at Dollywood.

    Dec 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is a TV movie like mama used to make - a relentlessly faith-based holiday confection geared toward an audience that had reason to feel underserved by network television.

    Dec 8, 2015 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

  • Jan 09, 2019
    So sweet. Jennifer Nettles is amazing, and Alyvia Alyn Lind is such a spitfire!
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