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Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.

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Dolly Parton (voice)
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Phil
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Elizabeth
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Marion
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Ken Kowalski
Mung-Ling Tsui ...
Chinese Woman
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Gloria
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Stella Kowalski
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Boy in station wagon
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US Border Guard
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Annabelle
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Shelly
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It's 1976 and Elizabeth is just your average suburban 11-year-old praying for adolescence to arrive when she discovers her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, Elizabeth runs away in search of her true identity. Her adoptive mother Marion is then forced to break out of the carefully constructed "truth" she's been clinging to and go after her daughter. This leads to a cathartic cross-country trek by a mother searching for a daughter who's searching for a mother - both of them really searching for themselves.... The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is a poignant, sometimes funny, very female, coming of age story that explores the tension between creating identity and finding it within... Written by Palomar

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Amikor Dolly Parton volt a mamám  »

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Marion: You made me into your mother, Elizabeth. And somewhere I think I've always been afraid that you could unmake me, too.
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The Grass Is Blue
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Coral Egan
Courtesy Just in Time
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Canadian Gem
10 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This delightful new film is a tribute to Canadian talent! What a wonderful cast and we certainly hope to see more from writer/director Tara Johns - a Canadian gem! Set in the prairies one is delivered to the open scape of the imagination of a young girl who wishes her mother was fabulous Dolly Parton. As daughter and mother set out on routes of self-discovery, we are swept away with the emotions and beauty of a film that is both intimate and authentic. The set design and costumes are so detailed that those of us who lived in the seventies feel immediately at home. Vancouverite Julia Stone does an amazing job and Macha Grenon is breathtaking. It is an outstanding treatment of a tale of lost identity, and a must see film for all!


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