So, Dolly Parton has a documentary out on Netflix. I thought it was 'new', but evidently Here I Am came out almost two years ago. So, I'm late to the party.
I know enough about Parton and save a few songs, or her work with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, I don't really have anything she's done.
I knew enough about her that nothing was revealing in the slightest. It was kind of a puff piece - with two of the bigger portions of commentary going to - and I kid you not - Kylie Minogue and that creepy chick from 4 Non Blonds - Linda Perry. Sure, Fonda and Tomlin appear. Harris and Ronstadt did not. Nor is Trio even touched on in the slightest.
It is very specific to 2-3 areas of her career and that's it. The movie doesn't deviate that much. Of the hundreds of songs she's written and / or recorded, you get 4-5 of them. Maybe a few snippets more of some on Porter Waggoner Show. And most of the songs are one you'd assume.
Dolly seems affable - she always has. There's lot of "golllll / shucks" moments which are cute but highly superficial.
I think it's 90 minutes, which isn't too much of a time suck. But unless you're a big fan - you don't need to rush out and see it.
2021 Movie Count / Goal: 10 of 15
Song by: Dolly Parton