The Straight Story

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Released 1999

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Director:
David Lynch (I)
Released:
1999
Rating:
G
A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times

    Switching gears radically, bravely defying conventional wisdom about what it takes to excite moviegoers, Lynch presents the flip side of "Blue Velvet" and turns it into a supremely...

  • 80

    Variety

    Lynch has directed his most satisfyingly disciplined movie.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Too mannered and weird around the edges to be convincing.

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