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Hollywood to Dollywood

4.5 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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SPECIAL FEATURES

- Deleted scenes
- New Dolly music
- Extended interviews
- Outtakes

SYNOPSIS

Twin brothers Gary and Larry have written a screenplay with a perfect role for their idol Dolly Parton, so they decide to set off on a cross-country road trip to personally deliver the screenplay to Dolly herself. With a soundtrack featuring 15 classic Dolly Parton songs, this feel-good documentary follows the brothers and their band of intrepid travelers as they meet everyday Americans, dodge floods and tornadoes, and search for tolerance and acceptance while realizing their biggest dream: delivering their screenplay to Dolly.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Chad Allen, Leslie Jordan, Dustin Lance Black, Beth Grant, Dolly Parton
  • Directors: John Lavin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009D0AZI0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,969 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"Hollywood to Dollywood" documents the struggle that two identical gay twin brothers have in trying to get a movie script (that they have written) into the hands of their idol Dolly Parton. After sending the script to Dolly's management in Nashville where it was returned as unsolicited material, Gary and Larry Lane, two beautiful looking and intelligent guys, decide the only way to get the script into Dolly's hands is by meeting her at Dollywood, Dolly's theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at its 25th Anniversary opening. Knowing Dolly always makes appearances at the park's season opening the Lane brothers are hoping they will somehow get to meet Dolly and hand her the script.

The film starts in Los Angeles, where Gary and Larry live, and they decide to rent an RV promptly named by them as Jolene, in reference to Dolly's #1 song from 1974, and decide to travel cross country to Tennessee. On their way there with Mike Bowen (Gary's boyfriend who does the driving) the twins encounter various people who also idolize Dolly and recount their feelings toward her.

"Hollywood to Dollywood" also addresses the issue of homosexuality, people's prejudices toward our sexual orientation (yes I am gay too) and the problem the twin's mother has in dealing with having two gay sons.

The movie shows actual scenes of the terrible flood in downtown Nashville which occured in 2010, the damage to one of Dolly's then businesses "Trinkets and Treasures" and their eventual arrival in Pigeon Forge. I will not say if Gary and Larry meet Dolly, but the ending is not to be missed.
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Gary and Larry Lane are 35 year old gay twins, originally from a conservative church family in North Carolina, who are chasing their actor/screenwriter dreams in Hollywood. Their most ambitious joint effort is a screenplay called "Full Circle," featuring the songs of Dolly Parton, with a role for her in the film. They decide the best way to get the screenplay in her hands is to embark in a five day drive cross country, from Hollywood to where she is scheduled to appear at her theme park, Dollywood, in Tennessee. Along to help with the driving is Mike, Gary's boyfriend. They also meet many folks along the way, and share their stories of growing up in a family in which, more than a decade after leaving home, they are still not comfortable being open with their sexuality.

The film's listing on some sites suggests it is "starring" Chad Allen, Dustin Lance Black, Beth Grant and Leslie Jordan, but these are simply actors who are acquainted with the twins and provide cameo appearances early in the film, before the trip. Parts of more than a dozen of Dolly's songs make up the soundtrack of the film, and there is a brief scene with her at the end of the film. The lesson here is in the three young men, and a few of those they met along the way, talking about how their family's reaction to their sexuality impacted their lives, and how Dolly's songs provided comfort. Sounds strange, but it actually kind of works, mostly due to the pleasant and engaging cast. Film won numerous "Best Documentary" prizes in LGBT film festivals worldwide, and was spotlighted on Rose O'Donnell's show. DVD is not rated, but there is nothimg here that would not allow a PG. Extras include outtakes deleted scenes, interviews and more Dolly music. I give it four stars out of five.
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I saw it at it's Festival premier in July 2011 and fell in love with the film and became a Polly Parton fan. Since then I've seen it at least 5 times it still makes me cry and laugh. It's a simple premise, deliver a package from point a to point b. Throw in two great guys (the twins), the people they know (in Hollywood) and the people they meet (on the road), a dream, and a super star, you come out with a must see and must own film.
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The story of twin brothers with an obsession about Dolly Parton. They write a screen play for her and want to hadn it to her. They believe this will ensure she actually receives the play and not be dismissed by beurocrats that may work for her. The two boys are gay and part of a society devoted tom Dolly's music and her personality. There are a few clips when they actually meet Dolly and give her the screen play. Dolly is very dignified in her response and just beautiful. She is a very humane human. Her bits are unrehearsed ands she is just who she is. It is a lovely tale of devotion and would have ben nicer if some more bits of Dolly could be included. Her reaction to the screen play for example.
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Wonderful documentary and with a happy conclusion when the boys were able to meet Dolly and give her their script and the replica of her childhood home. Well done and directed with a real sense of the mission of the Lane brothers. I totally enjoyed the film.
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Dolly fan? well who isnt!?!?!
and it has 15 Dolly songs!!!

A documentary of 2 gay brothers heading across country to deliever a script they wrote for Dolly. if this wasnt filmed as a documentary, Dolly might have thought they were stalkers... but alas they werent..
OK-the brothers are cute, the store is cute, and there is some decent commentary about acceptance of the brothers being gay. I am saddened by the fact their mother continues to have issues with them.

Worth the price of purchase:
Ann Walker (LaVonda on Sordid Lives) quote: "If some book (talking about the Bible) tells me I have to hate my child, that's a book I don't want to read."
As a person who belives I was made in God's image, this was worth the price of purchase!
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