Great Movies Great Posters! THE STRAIGHT STORY 1999

Turn Up The Volume’s favorite movies of all time


Plot: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver’s license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

David Lynch read the real story in a newspaper and was so
struck by it that he made a movie about it, a normal one.

Director: David Lynch
Writers: John RoachMary Sweeney
Stars: Richard Farnsworth and, Sissy SpacekJane, Galloway Heitz
Year: 1999

A truly heart-and-soul breaking human story. Star Richard Farnsworth is so real and Sissy Spacek who plays his daughter brought tears to my eyes every single I saw this captivating pearl, although she’s only about a total of 15 minutes on the screen. The last minute of the film is pure goosebumps. Outstanding performances.


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