Coal Miner's Daughter
Sissy Spacek shines in her Oscar-winning role as country singer Loretta Lynn in this biopic that charts the queen of country music's rise -- from her hardscrabble upbringing in Appalachia to stardom at the Grand Ole Opry.
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- Michael Apted
- This movie is
- 1982 BAFTA®
- Best Actress nominee: Sissy Spacek
- 1981 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 1981 Academy Award®
- Best Actress: Sissy Spacek
- Best Picture nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; star/director audio commentary; Tommy Lee Jones interview; Loretta Lynn/Michael Apted interview; presidential salute; trailers.
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Common Sense Note
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.
- Sexual Content
- A violent scene of Loretta's first time having sex (though all done under covers and not visible). Loretta is ashamed of sex and doesn't know what "horny" means. She and Doo climb in the back seat of a car, presumably to have sex. Loretta catches Doo kissing another woman in the back seat of a car.
- Doo rapes Loretta the first time they have sex. Everyone has guns in Butcher's Hollow. A man shoots the moonshiner. Loretta's father spanks her with a switch for going out with Doo all day. Doo slaps Loretta three different times, and threatens to hit her another time. Loretta hits Doo with her purse several times. Doo punches a guy and gets into a brawl at a bar. An overzealous fan rips hair from Loretta's head.
- Repeated use of "damn," "s--t," "hell," "goddamn," and "bulls--t."
- Social Behavior
- Loretta gets married at 13 and has her first child at 14. Doo tries to control Loretta and is occasionally cruel to her.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- There's lots of alcohol use here. In Kentucky, lots of people drink moonshine. Doo drinks after work, on the tour bus, and while caring for his kids. Patsy Cline drinks beer while in the hospital. A man adds whiskey to his soda. Loretta takes lots of sleeping pills, though it's unclear whether she's addicted to them.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it