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The Straight Story (1999)

The Straight Story
7.7 Rating
(411 ratings)
8 IMDB rating

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Dan Flannery

Dan Flannery

Doctor Gibbons


Written by
John Roach

John Roach

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Mary Sweeney

Mary Sweeney

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4 months, 4 weeks ago at Nov 25 11:54
1 vote
Huh... David Lynch seriously made a film for Disney. Huh. I must say, I wasn't really expecting too much from such a "Normal" film from such an "Abnormal" (and fucking brilliant) director, but I must also say that I was a bit surprised as to how good the end-product was. Granted, it's one of Lynch's weakest if not his very weakest, but it's still a fine and touching drama about brotherly love and ... read more

Decent film... but had an awful ending.

4 years, 2 months ago at Jan 31 10:11
1 vote
I had high expectations with this film because of it being a film from an odd yet terrific filmmaker. One thing I was a bit worried about was its complete difference compared to the films he has done in the past. When I did see it, I was very disappointed with it because it seemed a very dull, plain and meaningless film. As the film ended, I was so annoyed with it because didnt show what he was se... read more
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"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wis., in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.
Release date: 3 November 1999
UPC: 717951010117
Drama (14), 1999 (9), Biography (7), Adventure (7), 1990s (7), France (6), Road Trip (6), UK (5), Usa (5), Brother Brother Relationship (5), Road Movie (4), SnP (3), Avant Garde (3), Campfire (3), 90s (3), English (3), Mississippi River (3), Hat (3), Highway (3), Sort (3)
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“Huh... David Lynch seriously made a film for Disney. Huh. I must say, I wasn't really expecting too much from such a "Normal" film from such an "Abnor”

thenoah posted a review 4 months, 4 weeks ago

“Huh... David Lynch seriously made a film for Disney. Huh. I must say, I wasn't really expecting too much from such a "Normal" film from such an "Abnormal" (and fucking brilliant) director, but I must also say that I was a bit surprised as to how good the end-product was. Granted, it's one of Lynch's weakest if not his very weakest, but it's still a fine and touching drama about brotherly love and determination. The story was actually somewhat unique and it's based on one of the strangest true stories I've ever heard. Though the story is unique, however, the technique used actually was pretty normal, probably the biggest flaw of the film; it just wasn't a Lynch film. I even acknowledge films like The Elephant Man to be a "Lynchian" work, but I can barely find traces of Lynch anywhere here.<” read more

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