The Straight Story
Leisurely paced & hugely heart-warming, this true story of one man’s road trip to see his brother is about as atypical of a “normal” David Lynch movie as you could get.
Richard Farnsworth’s sensitive, subtle depiction of old timer Alvin Straight earned him an Oscar nomination, and the film’s gentle, hypnotically easy pace is a perfect vessel to enjoy the scenery of his 260 mile journey, from Iowa to Wisconsin, to end the quarrel with an ill brother, and to relish the encounters he has along his way. Oh, did we mention that his steed was a maximum speed 5mph 1966 John Deere tractor?
An immersive experience is what The Straight Story offers, some down time for important reflection, as you walk alongside Alvin receiving his warmth, his wit & his wisdom.
Dir: David Lynch, USA, 1999, 112 mins., U