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The Straight Story The Straight Story

David Lynch's critically applauded road movie . David Lynch's critically applauded road movie .
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The film tells the tale of Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth), a 73-year-old midwesterner who sets out on an unusual personal odyssey. Alvin lives with his mentally retarded daughter Rose (Sissy Spacek), and is struggling with his failing health. When he hears that his estranged brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke, he realises that now is the time to heal the rift between them.

However, lacking a car of his own, Alvin opts to make the three-hundred mile journey from Iowa to Wisconsin on his lawnmower. The film tells the tale of Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth), a 73-year-old midwesterner who sets out on an unusual personal odyssey. Alvin lives with his mentally retarded daughter Rose (Sissy Spacek), and is struggling with his failing health. When he hears that his estranged brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke, he realises that now is the time to heal the rift between them.

However, lacking a car of his own, Alvin opts to make the three-hundred mile journey from Iowa to Wisconsin on his lawnmower.

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SKU 6867449003498
Catalogue Number F4DVD90034
Year 1999
Director David Lynch
Format DVD
Publisher(s) 4DVD
DVD region Region 2
Certificate U

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Nice, simple film with an emotional depthReview by $onny
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I never expected to like or enjoy this, but this movie blew me away.
It's simple premise with Richard's insightful knowledge of the world encapsulates the feelings so well and elegantly, that you could just watch Richard's character just talk about life constantly

I'm in my early 20's and as a viewer it made me not so scared of getting old. I love the use of cinematography in this film, lately I've had a keen interest with films set in rural America that were made in the late 90's - early 2000's. Films like Monster (2003), Bully (2001), Boys Don't Cry (1999 though that's film a little hard to watch emotionally) so naturally This film was right up my alley of intrigue.

Highly recommend watching this film, the films still resonates with me to this day, and I wish there was more like it. The only other film that comes to mind is similar is Nebraska (2013) Another amazing film. (Posted on 26/05/2018)

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