Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter
Coal Miner's Daughter
  • PG
  • 2h 4m
  • 1980
Fresh89%
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In the acclaimed performance that earned her the Academy Award ® for Best Actress, Sissy Spacek stars as legendary Loretta Lynn, the dirt poor Appalachian Mountains girl who rose from humble beginnings to become the "Queen of Country Music." At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. Recognizing her raw talent and huge potential, her ambitious husband Mooney (Tommy Lee Jones) prods her into making a record and going to Nashville. After a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, the record becomes a smash hit, launching her career to super stardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.

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Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Loretta and Doo have a volatile relationship. Loretta meets and marries him at 13, and is horrified to have sex with Doo, who's several years older. Doo forces himself on her anyway (in a scene that's under the covers and not visible, but still disturbing). Later, they fight publicly with each other, hitting and slapping each other. There's plenty of alcohol use and abuse here as well. Loretta takes sleeping pills.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 7, 1980
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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