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The Straight Story, 1999

The Straight Story
Directed by: David Lynch
Written by: Mary Sweeney
Language:  English
Country:  France, UK, USA
Runtime:  112 min
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The Straight Story can be described as uplifting, bittersweet, and emotional. The plot revolves around the golden years, Americana, and redemption. The main genres are drama, independent, and adventure. In terms of style, The Straight Story has a road movie structure. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. The Straight Story is located in the USA. It takes place in the 1990s. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed, an award winner, and original.

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David Lynch's first foray into the land of Disney and G-ratings is a surprisingly gentle, hopeful, and... more

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Language: English
Country: France, UK, USA
Release date: 3 February 2000
Runtime: 112 min

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Richard Farnsworth Richard Farnsworth As Alvin Straight
Sissy Spacek Sissy Spacek As Rose 'Rosie' Straight
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Chicago Tribune
A great, haunting film; it affects us in ways we're not used to...it is capable of both lifting our hearts and chilling us to the bone.
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by: Michael Wilmington
San Francisco Chronicle
All the actors are good, but it's Farnsworth's brilliantly simple performance that brings The Straight Story so close to greatness.
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Very good movie!
12.December.2014 |  by: chrishham
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the best music ever!
30.December.2010 |  by: kyselina
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In depicting Iowa farmer Alvin Straight's odd tractor journey, director David Lynch at approaches the rural Midwest -- appropriately -- like an explorer landing on the moon: he pans across a backyard scene of an overweight neighbor arranging her...
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22.March.2009 |  by: thattherepaul
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What do you get from mixing Disney with David Lynch? A film with a lot of heart minus the B.S. The Straight Story is probably the best Disney family film, a story of a man going to see his brother, and that's it. Don't expect surreal monstruosities...
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21.March.2009 |  by: Carlos Mal
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Not a typical road movie.
This is a rather quiet film that might not fit everybody. It requires patience and concentration. Also, I believe not everyone can identify with the main character. I liked the different tastes of Americana that the film presents. The building...
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26.August.2008 |  by: noam.ben.shmuel
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