The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Coming-of-Age, Period Film  |   Release Date - Oct 12, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

An adopted 11 year old girl from the suburbs becomes convinced that country singer Dolly Parton is her biological mother, and embarks on an epic quest to seek out her true identity with her adoptive mother in hot pursuit. The year is 1976: Parton is burning up the country music charts, and imaginative pre-teen Elizabeth (Julia Stone) has just discovered that her parents aren't who they seem to be. Determined to get back to her roots, Elizabeth runs away from home, and never looks back. Meanwhile, her adoptive mother (Macha Grenon) realizes she hasn't been doing the confused girl any favors by hiding the truth, and searches desperately for Elizabeth in hopes of getting a second chance to become a real family.

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adolescence, adoption, celebrity, cross-country, daughter