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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 March 2011 (Canada)
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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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Herself (voice)
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Phil
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Elizabeth
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Marion
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Off Camera Performance
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Ken Kowalski
Mung-Ling Tsui ...
Chinese Woman
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Stella Kowalski
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US Border Guard
Rebecca Windheim ...
Annabelle
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Gloria
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Senior US Customs Agent
Brian Edward Roach ...
Scalper
Léa Roy ...
Lana
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Darryl Jameson
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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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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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Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe
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Positive message to kids
11 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I took both of my kids this past weekend and was very impressed. While it was a bit over their heads at times (they are 7 & 4 yrs old) it still captured their attention and I believe they left with a very positive message about the trials of coming of age. Well, maybe my four year old did not get quite that much, but she loved the Dolly Parton songs & costumes ;)

As a parent it was a great reminder that sometimes you just have to let your kids be kids, let them find their way - not always an easy thing to do. Hats off to cast and crew - another feather in the cap for Canadian film.


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