The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is a 2011 Canadian coming-of-age film written and directed by Tara Johns and starring Macha Grenon, Gil Bellows, and Julia Sarah Stone. Dolly Parton provides a voice cameo.


Elizabeth lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1976. She is nearly 12, which Marion, her mother, points out “makes you still 11”. Elizabeth and her friend, Annabelle, are looking forward to their bodies maturing, including the possibility that they might get “big boobs” like Dolly Parton.