Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

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  • TV-G
  • 2015
  • 7.7  (2,238)

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is an NBC drama film that initially aired in December 2015. It is based on the true story of Dolly Parton and her family, with the young Dolly being played by Alyvia Alyn Lind. Jennifer Nettles plays Dolly's mother, Ricky Schroder as her father, and Gerald McRaney as her grandfather. This made-for-television movie is the first in a series of dramatic films that depict Dolly Parton's life and career.

The film revolves around the impoverished Parton family living in the Smoky Mountains. They are a close-knit group that values their faith and each other above all else. Throughout the film, the family is forced to face many difficult situations that test their strength, resiliency, and faith. Despite the hardships, the family remains optimistic and strong, particularly young Dolly, who has a vivid imagination and passion for singing.

One of the central plot points in the film is the titular "coat of many colors" that Dolly's mother creates for her from old rags. The coat becomes a symbol of the family's love and resourcefulness, as well as Dolly's own creativity and ambition. Dolly is mocked by her classmates for wearing a coat that they view as shabby and unsightly, but she is undeterred, and takes immense pride in wearing it. As a result, the coat serves as a catalyst for Dolly's passion for music.

Throughout the film, we see Dolly's family come together to weather a series of trials and tribulations. These include a devastating flood that destroys much of their property, an accident that leaves one of their siblings injured, and the arrival of illness that threatens the family's well-being. The film's story is deeply rooted in family values, emphasizing the importance of love, faith, and resilience in the face of adversity.

One of the standout features of the film is the performances by its cast. Alyvia Alyn Lind delivers a particularly touching portrayal of young Dolly, capturing both her vulnerability and fierce determination. Jennifer Nettles is also excellent in the role of Dolly's mother, Avie Lee Parton, delivering a nuanced performance that conveys both warmth and strength. Ricky Schroder and Gerald McRaney are just as impressive in their respective roles, bringing a depth of emotion and compassion to their characters.

The film's production design is also worth noting, with the costumes and set design expertly capturing the look and feel of the Smoky Mountains during the time the story is set. The film's cinematography and musical score further enhance its emotional impact, with sweeping shots of the stunning countryside and evocative musical interludes that underscore the film's themes of love and hope.

Overall, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is a heartwarming and inspirational film that celebrates the power of family, faith, and resilience in the face of adversity. It is a touching tribute to the real-life story of one of America's greatest music icons, and a reminder of the importance of staying true to oneself and pursuing one's dreams. The film is a must-watch for fans of Dolly Parton, as well as anyone who values family, hope, and the enduring power of the human spirit.

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is a series that is currently running and has 2016 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on December 10, 2015.

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The next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly's life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.
Where to Watch Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors on demand at Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    December 10, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (2,238)