almost 6 years
Great movie. It has it all, comedy, drama, romance.
Even if you don't like Country or Loretta Lynn, you will enjoy this movie!
Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 American biographical film which tells the story of country music icon Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek in her Academy Award for Best Actress winning role, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo and Levon Helm, and was directed by Michael Apted.
The film was adapted from Lynn's 1976 autobiography written with George Vecsey. Loretta Lynn was one of eight children born to Ted Webb (Levon Helm), a coal miner raising a family despite grinding poverty in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, pronounced by locals as "Butcher Holler". She married Oliver Vanetta (Doolittle) "Mooney" Lynn (Tommy Lee Jones) when she was 13 years old.
A mother of four by the time she was 19 (and a grandmother by age 29), Lynn began singing the occasional song at local honky-tonks on weekends as well as making the occasional radio appearance.
At the age of 25, Norm Burley owner of Zero Records a small Canadian record label heard her sing on one of her early Northern Washington radio appearances...