Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter
Coal Miner's Daughter
  • PG
  • 2h 4m
  • 1980
Common Sense Media Iconage 14+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

A thoughtful, endearing film charting the life of singer Loretta Lynn from the depths of poverty i...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Highly conventional stuff, but lovingly constructed to produce unremarkable but heart-warming ente...

June 21, 2017
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 14+
Common Sense Says
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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 7, 1980
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

You Might Also Like...

It Might Get Loud
Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
La Bamba
Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones
Michael Jackson's This Is It
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Center Stage: On Pointe
Get On Up

New Releases