At only 13, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a large family. She appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognizes his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. At 18, the busy mother of four children still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the grueling, tumultuous path to superstardom and country-music greatness.Written by
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Tommy Lee Jones is wearing foundation to cover his pock marks in this movie. His hair is also died orange. (He's a brunette in real life). See more »
At the end of the movie, when Loretta comes on stage to sing Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta walks on stage in a white dress with a blue sash around her waist, and she's handed the microphone by a man in peach bell bottom pants, a shot that was used earlier in the movie. In the next full body shot of her, the sash on the dress is now red, and the men are all wearing brown vests and yellow shirts. See more »
Loretta Lynn's eventful life expertly brought to the big screen.
Loretta Lynn's life has been to say the least,interesting.A wife at 13, mother at 14,and walking a long path to her throne as the "Queen of Country Music".Triumphs and tragedies have virtually filled her life, and it was expertly brought to life in this film.Sissy Spacek gives a dead on performance as Lynn,right down to her voice,and even does her own singing for the film.This is without a doubt one of the best acting performances of a non fictional character I have ever seen,and let us not forget the Oscar worthy performance of Tommy Lee Jones as Doolittle Lynn,Loretta's husband.He is always excellent,but he was never better than he was here.This is an excellent true story of Loretta's long journey from the Kentucky backwoods to the Grand Ole Opry stage.A must see and must own movie.
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