The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
An adopted 11 year old girl from the suburbs becomes convinced that country singer Dolly Parton is her biological mother, and embarks on an epic quest to seek out her true identity with her adoptive mother in hot pursuit. The year is 1976: Parton is burning up the country music charts, and imaginative pre-teen Elizabeth (Julia Stone) has just discovered that her parents aren't who they seem to be. Determined to get back to her roots, Elizabeth runs away from home, and never looks back. Meanwhile, her adoptive mother (Macha Grenon) realizes she hasn't been doing the confused girl any… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An ingratiating but overly contrived Canadian coming-of-age tale."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Unfortunately, Johns' movie is less satisfying when it comes to matters not directly pertaining to Dolly Parton."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"The Year My Mom Was Dolly Parton relies on a good but not great script, well-drawn characters and performances and a pleasant, fuzzy sense of a simpler time."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"There are a few good moments in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, but you have to get past a lot of distractions to appreciate them."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"A wonderfully low-key but engaging movie about identity."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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