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Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

US 125m, Colour
Director: Michael Apted; Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D’Angelo, Levon Helm

Adapted from Loretta Lynn’s 1976 autobiography of the same name, Coal Miner’s Daughter is a superb biographical film about the remarkable life of one of country music’s best known and beloved performers. Born in rural Kentucky, married at 15 years old and a grandmother by age 29, Loretta is brilliantly portrayed by Spacek who also lends her own voice to the many entertaining performances in the film. With a great supporting cast, many of which were not professional actors, Coal Miner’s Daughter is a relatively simple and honest story and one of the finest biographical films ever made (Klaus Ming November 2012).


2 comments on “Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

  1. LoriW

    Funny you review this now, I was just thinking about rewatching it!

    • Klaus

      Definitely worth re-watching, even if it isn’t on the 1001 list! 🙂

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