Saturday, December 12, 2015

year 5 day 10

movie:Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
starring: Alyvia Alyn Lind, Ricky Schroder
genre: Drama
year: 2015
format: TV Edit

plot: The film covers about a year in the life of Dolly Parton at the age of about 9 years old.

This was disappointing I have to say. I was expecting a lot more to be covered then what was. The little girl who plays her, even though she's the star of the movie, doesn't have the full amount of screen time I was thinking she would. But, she does manage to pull off some emotional scenes.

What seemed to be the the angle they were hinging it on, that it was a Christian movie, kind of fell flat. It didn't work as well as some other movies I've seen over the years that come from that genre. Even with Gerald McRaney who played on both Promised Land and Touched by an Angel; and seems to excel in those kinds of roles.  It made it feel less like a true story and more like a forced ideal.  I get that it was a movie about having faith, in yourself, your surroundings, but it came across like "an either-or" statement and not one of balance.

what did I learn from this movie? Who you are isn't always where you came from.

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