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Coal Miner's Daughter Review


Excellent
British documentarian Michael Apted was a curious choice to direct the life story of Loretta Lynn, but he certainly does a commendable job at the task. Sissy Spacek, of course, owns this movie as Lynn -- she won the Best Actress Oscar for it. Not only is she spot-on as an oblivious teen who stumbles into an early marriage and a life of singing country, but she actually performs all her own songs in the film. The film stumbles a bit when deadline with Lynn's chronic exhaustion (and the movie takes its share of factual liberties, too), but in the end you'll be proud to watch a Coal Miner's Daughter.

Bless The Child Review


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Yes, August is upon us and with it comes the second appearance of the twice-yearly dumping ground for Hollywood. Like the February doldrums, August brings us films filled with fading stars and awful storylines that weren't deemed good enough to break even after a big summer marketing campaign, nor will they be able to go toe to toe with meatier fare during Oscar season.

And to open August, enter Bless the Child, possibly the worst movie I've seen this year. Well, after Mission to Mars.

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