The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)

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:… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2015
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

An ingratiating but overly contrived Canadian coming-of-age tale.

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Jason Anderson

Unfortunately, Johns' movie is less satisfying when it comes to matters not directly pertaining to Dolly Parton.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

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.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

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.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A wonderfully low-key but engaging movie about identity.

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