The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)

Dolly Parton at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Dolly Parton at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why not Anne Murray to make it truly Canadian? since we don’t see the real Dolly Parton anyway. Unless there was really a craze in the ’60s with Dolly in Canadian prairies?

The story is clearly about womanhood,  women-power, mother role, teenagers’ angst… there are two token husbands Phil (Gil Bellows) and Ken Kowalski (Trevor Hayes) to confirm traditional family is the norm.

Elizabeth(Julia Sarah Stone) is 11 going on 12, and she can’t wait to be a woman. One day, she realizes that she was adopted. Her mom Marion(Macha Grenon) is bearing all the burden explaining the whys to her beloved daughter-it was a sacrifice for her. Although the idea is remote, Elizabeth thinks her mom could have been Dolly Parton. Riding her bike, she is determined to meet her in Memphis. There is reference to Totem and the use of Magpie as symbol.

The question is whether genetics defines love in a nucleus family…and stand up for your rights!

SKIP… 

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