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The Straight Story

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Dan Flannery Dan Flannery
Doctor Gibbons


Written by
Mary Sweeney Mary Sweeney
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Decent film... but had an awful ending.

12 years, 8 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

7 years, 9 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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6 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 19 13:25
I like David Lynch and his movies, my favourites being The Elephant Man, Mulholland Dr, Blue Velvet and this. I don't think I can add very much to the previous reviews that sum it up so nicely, but I'll do my best. The Straight Story is not a complex movie, the script is quite simple but it didn't need to be. Despite its simplicity, the script is also very moving and literate and you can tell a lo... 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
Tags: Drama (16), 1999 (12), Biography (11), 1990s (9), Adventure (7), Road Trip (6), Brother Brother Relationship (5), France (5), Usa (4), Road Movie (4), UK (4), English (3), Hat (3), 90s (3), SnP (3), Avant Garde (3), Sort (3), Highway (3), Campfire (3), Mississippi River (3)
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“I like David Lynch and his movies, my favourites being The Elephant Man, Mulholland Dr, Blue Velvet and this. I don't think I can add very much to the previous reviews that sum it up so nicely, but I'll do my best. The Straight Story is not a complex movie, the script is quite simple but it didn't need to be. Despite its simplicity, the script is also very moving and literate and you can tell a lot of heart went into shaping it. The film is also quite meditative in its pace, but again that didn't bother me at all, because as a quite reflective piece of work the meditative pace was deliberate. Besides, even if they were flaws, which I don't think they are if anything they are strengths in regards to The Straight Story, the film has a number of things to love about it. For one thing, the Str” read more

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