In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. No fuss. No spoilers. And often no sleep.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Blue Valley Songbird (1999)

A lot of Dolly’s songs are self-contained narratives, but basing an entire film on just one of them seemed like a stretch too far. I expected to scratch the surface of BVS and find more surface, but it surprised me by having some depth; it wasn't a lot but it was better than nothing.
Dolly plays the role of a Country singer stuck in a rut. Part of the reason is the selfishness of her manager and partner Hank who's as nice as apple pie when he wants something but a conniving scum-bag when he doesn't get his way. He keeps her from achieving her full potential.
It’s Sunday viewing for mom with at least half a dozen decent Dolly songs.

2½ from the heart out of 5

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