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The Straight Story
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Dan Flannery Dan Flannery
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John Roach John Roach
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Mary Sweeney Mary Sweeney
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Decent film... but had an awful ending.

8 years, 2 months ago at Jan 31 10:11
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

A good movie

3 years, 4 months ago at Dec 17 12:22
I remember it very well, I actually saw this movie in the movie theater when itw as released and, at the time, there was a huge buzz about the whole thing. Indeed, for the film community, it was actually quite an event. Suddenly, David Lynch was making a standard drama, based on a true story and to make things even better, it was called 'The Straight Story'. Basically, it couldn't get more awesome... 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.
UPC: 717951010117
Tags: Drama (15), 1999 (13), Biography (10), 1990s (10), Adventure (7), France (6), Road Trip (6), UK (5), Usa (5), Brother Brother Relationship (5), Road Movie (4), Sort (3), Mississippi River (3), Hat (3), Highway (3), Campfire (3), Avant Garde (3), SnP (3), 90s (3), English (3)
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