Coal Miner's Daughter
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Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre; with her strong, clear, hard-country voice and tough, no-nonsense songs about husbands who cheat and wives who weren't about to be pushed around, Lynn introduced a feminist mindset to Nashville years before the phrase "women's liberation" became common currency. Coal Miner's Daughter is a screen adaptation of Lynn's autobiography, starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn. One of eight children born to Ted Webb (Levon Helm), a coal miner raising a family… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"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'."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"A rousing musical biopic that is a cut above its peers."
‑ , Film4
"Highly conventional stuff, but lovingly constructed to produce unremarkable but heart-warming entertainment."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"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"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Superior biopic with an unforgettable performance by Sissy Spacek"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"In a time before the TV music channels made star biographies into such a formulaic joke, Coal Miner's Daughter was the real deal."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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