Loretta Lynn sure never imagined Japanese coal miners’ daughters hula-hooping their way out of poverty, but that’s just how a group of desperate women gave meaning to their dead-end lives in 1965. This mawkish docudrama revisits the dying industrial town of Iwaki, which counters the looming threat of a mine closing with plans for a Hawaiian-themed resort. The girls face prejudice from their families, while their amateur moves frustrate the dance instructor. Will they ever triumph? Just guess.
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