Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors captivated the hearts of 13 million when the TV-movie aired on NBC Thursday night, December 10th.
The heartwarming film about following your dreams, having faith and keeping love alive despite tough times attracted 13 million viewers and a 1.8 in adults 18-49. It was the most watched movie on broadcast TV in more than three years.
Reviewers across the country raved about the NBC TV-movie:
Los Angeles Times, Dec. 10, 2015
“‘Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors’ manages to be clear- and misty-eyed at once”
“Like Parton’s music, it manages to be somehow clear- and misty-eyed at once, a mix of the natural and the sentimental”
“…a handsome piece, with some sweet performances.”
– Robert Lloyd
Huffington Post, Dec. 10, 2015
“Lind has a winning screen presence. In fact, she dominates the film…” “Dolly Parton offers to wrap you up for two hours in a world that’s cozy, comforting and warm.”
– David Hinckley
Washington Post, Dec. 9, 2015
“Leave it to Dolly Parton to bring out an innocuously sweet, faith-based, prime-time Christmas movie right in the middle of a religious and political culture war …” “… pure-hearted and credible…”
– Hank Stuever
The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Parton’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 nine years old.
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors will stream for 25 days from broadcast on NBC.com, NBC apps and Set-Top Box On Demand.