Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Inspiring, faith-filled tale has emotion, serious themes.

NR 2016 180 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 7+

Not good at all.

This movie was a flop. It was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I don’t like independent or made-for-TV movies, and this one is one of them. I saw it once years ago and do not plan to see it again. However, it is kid-friendly and has positive messages and role models. I do not recommend it because it is just a waste of time and not worthwhile.

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age 5+

Fantastic movie that shows Christian values

It is refreshing to see a positive portrayal of Christianity on a major broadcast network these days. Coat of Many Colors and its sequel originally premiered on NBC. The girl playing Dolly Parton is a really good actress, and the rest of the cast is good as well. There are some heavy topics dealt with like miscarriage and bullying at school where Dolly gets treated really cruelly. It takes her awhile to recover from that, but her mother encourages her to forgive the bullies, and she invites them to church. The father is a long time unbeliever, but his wife and preacher father-in-law show concern for his eternal salvation and that he needs to repent, which does happen near the end.

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