Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Coat of Many Colors" movie starring Ricky Schroder, Jennifer Nettles, & Gerald McRaney


Movie: Coat of Many Colors

Network: NBC

Original Air Date: December 10, 2015

*images via NBC.



Ricky Schroder ... Lee Parton
Jennifer Nettles... Avie Lee Parton
Gerald McRaney ... Grandpa Jake Owens
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... young Dolly Parton



via NBC press release:
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today.

The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Dolly's whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family's life around the time she was 9 years old.

Photos: Chris Haston/NBC; Ben Cohen/NBC
(Image from movie announcement at the NBC TCA party)

photo via: gettyimages/NBC
(Image from movie announcement at the NBC TCA party)

Movie Review:

Love is in the Details...
and every detail of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
is stitched with love!

Alyvia Alyn Lind is an absolutely remarkable little actress! She truly shines as young Dolly throughout, as the film depicts the happy times and hardships in the life of the Parton family, spearheaded by her strong, hardworking father Lee Parton, portrayed by Ricky Schroder (of Silver Spoons, Lonesome Dove, Our Wild Hearts), then her honest as the day is long, Bible believing mother, Avie Lee Parton, portrayed by country singer Jennifer Nettles, and Gerald McRaney (Simon & Simon, Designing Women, Heart of the Country), who was profound in his role as Dolly's preacher grandfather, Grandpa Jake Owens.

Additional members of this incredible cast, are the children who portray Dolly's siblings, school friends and bully's. There is a depth found in each character, a tale of joy and heartache, that offers an explanation as to why each person behaves the way they do. You will find many wonderful teachings of Christ's love and forgiveness weaved throughout this heartwarming story.

When personal tragedy shakes the very foundation of the Parton family- lives are, for a time, torn apart and each one must come to grips with their own personal belief in the Creator. After enduring great sorrow, each one had to choose, whether or not, to move forward in life, in spite of loss, holding the hand of the one next to them while seeking Christ into their hearts, and believing they will be reunited once again with the ones who go to heaven before.

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
will touch your heart deeper than country roots!

Review by: Net,

See or Skip:

An Absolute Must See!



  1. Dolly Parton is one of my favorite people of all time and I love Coat of Many Colors, so this should be great! Ricky Schroder is a very good actor and I can't wait for this movie!

  2. Wow! Who doesn't love Dolly Parton??? The cast looks great and I enjoy all of Gerald McRaney's movies. I mostly remember Ricky Schroder as a child actor so I'm looking forward to this one.

  3. I will definitely watch this. This holiday season is going to be filled with a ton of good, family-oriented movies on TV.

  4. I wonder if this actually a holiday movie, or just a family-oriented movie that airs in December? The actual song, which is wonderful, doesn't take place around Christmas. Dolly has already been in some wonderful holiday films.

    1. According to the NBC press release this is a Holiday movie. Whether or not that means all the movie is Christmas or if it's just 5 minutes or so, is uncertain.

  5. NBC has put up a trailer for the movie:

    Doesn't look much like a Christmas movie, but still looking forward to it. Just love Dolly Parton.

  6. Does anyone know if you can buy it on dvd?

  7. Does anyone know if you can buy it on dvd?

  8. My DVR bumped it due to priority...I missed it. Will it ever show again?

  9. I missed this movie & my husband had been asking about it. Will it be on again this season? Please please!

  10. Looks like "Coat of Many Colors 2" is either is development or in pre-production mode at NBC.

  11. Yep, looks a sequel may be on its way.

    1. I saw that Saturday morning, too!!! So good to hear they are doing another Coat of Many Colors. Loved the first one... so I hope they use most, if not all of the original cast, if possible with this story. They were all spectacular!!

      I had heard they were planning more stories from the beginning of Dolly Parton's childhood... but it will be intriguing to see what this movie will be about.

      Thank you H.R. for making sure we all heard about this one! I'm sure many will be excited to hear this news!!!


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