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Based on the true story that captured the hearts of America, THE STRAIGHT STORY is one of those rare films offering powerful, uplifting entertainment for audiences of all ages. Directed by acclaimed director David Lynch (WILD AT HEART, MULHOLLAND DRIVE), this gentle, inspiring film celebrates the human spirit. Richard Farnsworth (MISERY, THE NATURAL) stars as Alvin Straight -- a no-nonsense man who has never been one to lean on others. Now at an age when his eyesight denies him the ability to drive and walking is accomplished only with the help of two canes, Alvin lives a quiet life with his daughter Rose (Sissy Spacek). But when the call comes that Alvin's estranged brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton, THE GREEN MILE) has suffered a debilitating stroke, Alvin embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends. With little money, but plenty of patience and tenacity, he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and plots the 260-mile course from his small Iowa town to Lyle's home in Wisconsin. Filmed along the actual route that the real Alvin Straight traveled in 1994, THE STRAIGHT STORY is a heartwarming and poignant drama chronicling Alvin's six-week odyssey and the many lives he touches along the way.
Simple poignant documentary-like story. I just could not stop watching. What a man will do to clear the air before he passes away.Published 1 month ago by Pikey
This was a Christmas gift for my father and mother. I had viewed it before and is one of my most favourite movies. And they loved it too. The acting by Mr. Read morePublished 6 months ago by christene landry
This is one movie you have to see; Richard Farnsworth played a fantastic role even though he wasn't very well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chris Locker
DVD arrived loose in the manufacturer's packaging and was rattling around. Fortunately it didn't seem to affect playing of the movie.Published on April 22 2013 by Betty Gray
I was so happy to get this movie as I remember well when the original and real Mr. Straight took his lawnmower journey. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2013 by warmhearted
The Straight story is a show that my whole family enjoyed. As a Christian family,We have tried to be choosy over the years about what our kids watch. Read morePublished on June 4 2003 by Jean