Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today. Over the years, many have attempted to bring this story to life, and now, finally, fans across America can experience the heartwarming tale of a courageous nine-year-old girl from Tennessee and the loving family that taught her the power of inner strength.Written by
Dolly Parton personally requested that Rick(y) Schroeder portray her Daddy,Robert Lee Parton,because she said that Schroeder bore a strong physical resemblance to Lee Parton and his side of the family. See more »
During the church service near the end of the movie,Dolly is standing in front of the pew holding a guitar. In the next shot,the guitar disappears. In the shot after that,the guitar re-appears. See more »
Rev. Jake Owens:
Sometimes life will bring you to your knees.But that's when you know you've gotten somewhere-because then the only place to go is up!
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Let me first start by saying that now days its really hard to find a family movie that can be free of sexual scenes, profanity language that at the same time can be entertaining. I enjoyed this movie from start to finish.
My family ages, 43, 39, 7,14 watched this movie together and would watch it again. The movie is not about how Dolly got famous, but more about redemption, love and how Dolly's family despite being very poor had it all ( love, GOD, faith, moral).
It leaves a strong message and cannot wait to see it again on Christmas day, as it was announced it was a hit with 13 million viewers nationwide.
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