Dolly Parton’s Record-Setting “Coat of Many Colors” Movie Coming to DVD
Dolly Parton’s NBC made-for-TV movie Coat of Many Colors went from a sweet little movie to watch with the family over the holiday season, to one of the most successful and cherished movies based on a country music legend’s life released in recent memory.
The overnight ratings after it’s initial airing on December 10th put it as the most-watched original TV movie in the last three years with 13.2 million viewers tuning in during the broadcast’s final half hour. As word of mouth spread, it also became the highest-rated TV movie ever using Nielsen’s “National TV Toolbox Live+ Same Day and Live+ 3 Days” measurement, with an increase of 2.548 million viewers. The movie did so well, NBC chose to re-air it on Christmas.
Now the movie is set to be released on DVD May 3rd, just in time for Mother’s Day. The DVD will include an alternative version of the movie, deleted scenes, and other extras. The DVD will MSRP at $19.98.
Coat of Many Colors stars Jennifer Nettles as Dolly Parton’s mother, Ricky Schroder as Dolly’s father, and Alyvia Alyn Lind as a 9-year-old Dolly Parton. The movie is inspired by actual events in Dolly’s life. Dolly Parton does not appear personally in the film itself, but does give an introduction to it, and acts as the film’s narrator.
As Saving Country Music said in its review, “What was astounding is how good it was as a television movie … Coat of Many Colors was strikingly honest and candid in segments, was smeared with dirt and grease to the point where not only were the characters and settings believable and historically accurate, but you could almost smell the sweat and feel the grit in gripping scenes. The film was bold in how it dealt with very private and personal family issues, at points challenging the definition of a ‘G’ rating in how graphic both the language and depictions played out, and chose to highlight more dark moments than light ones to render what ultimately was a positive story, but one fraught with tragedy, personal shortcomings, and public doubt of faith before eventually finding redemption.”
Coat of Many Colors is the first of multiple movies planned on portions of Dolly Parton’s life that will air on NBC in the coming years.
February 9, 2016 @ 7:49 pm
Great movie!! I will probably have to buy this!
a Lil Dale, a Lil frustrashun, cold beer conversashun
February 9, 2016 @ 9:22 pm
the movie did so good cuz of jennifar. at this point of her career shes entering a cross over marketability reba-esque level with stage n film work. and Im shur we can agre sugarland is like abba of country music.
re: Chris Stapleton: “I don’t think country music needs saving.” Of course the outlaw robbing the stagecoach is going to tell you nothing’s wrong. “Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt. This’ll all be over in a minute,” meanwhile he’s haulin ass back to down to Mexico with our gold.
and I just want to point out I’m one state closer to my Donald Trump prediction.
February 10, 2016 @ 6:17 am
Dolly Parton sings just like an angel. Her voice is as pretty as could be.
I’ll never be as big a star as Dolly.
She’s got two big advantages on me.
February 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am
I watched Coal Miner’s Daughter.
February 10, 2016 @ 2:25 pm
I should’ve added : last nite with commercials even. It was on and I got sucked into it.
February 10, 2016 @ 10:22 am
I am not a macho male by any means, but I also cannot recall a movie making me choke up or cry more than twice. Coat of Many Colors brought tears to my eye 5 times!! My father-in-law admitted to the exact same number. I’m happy to hear of the massive success of COMC; it gives me a little hope for the world âœŒï¸