Coal Miner's Daughter

Beautifully acted (with Spacek winning an Oscar) rags-to-riches biopic of Country & Western singer Loretta Lynn, here working her way from the Kentucky coalfields, via the Grand Ol' Opry, to superstardom. For all the modern gloss, what with poverty and nervous breakdowns it's still highly conventional stuff, but lovingly constructed to produce unremarkable but heart-warming entertainment.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 124 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Apted
Screenwriter: Tom Rickman
Cast: Sissy Spacek
Tommy Lee Jones
Levon Helm
Phyllis Boyens
Beverly D'Angelo
William Sanderson
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