CHRISTMAS film season is well underway – and Netflix’s latest offering has left fans in tears.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square hit the streamer this Sunday, promising a musical adventure of fabulous proportions.
Dolly Parton plays the angel in Christmas on the SquareCredit: NETFLIX
However, while the trailer for the movie teased songs, dancing and a heavy dose of Dolly charm, audiences found themselves crying their eyes out within the first few minutes.
We won’t give away too much, but the official synopsis reads: “A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas.
“However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart.
“This is the story about family, love, and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm even the coldest of hearts.”
Christine Baranski plays Regina Fuller
Fans took to Twitter admitting they’d been caught off guard by the poignant scenes.
“Watching Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the square on Netflix and I’m two minutes in and crying already… this does not bode well…” one viewer wrote.
“Maybe it’s the wine but I’m 10 minutes into Dolly Parton’s new movie on Netflix and I’m crying and missing musical theatre,” a second added.
A third gushed: “I’m ugly crying. Literally sobbing. What a movie! ‘Grief is Just Love with Nowhere to Go.’ I’m pretty sure Dolly Parton just shattered my heart.”
While a fourth exclaimed: “Dang it Dolly! Making me sob with the Christmas on the Square movie.”
Jenifer Lewis plays Margeline
Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time, achieving a whopping 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards.
She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts – a record for a female artist.
The blonde has nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards.
Meanwhile her acting credits include 80s hit films Steel Magnolias and 9 to 5.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square is available to stream on Netflix now.