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The Straight Story

Synopsis

[[Performer~P100454~David Lynch~davidlynch]] offers an uncharacteristically straightforward and warmly sentimental approach to his material in this film, based on a true story, about an elderly man's journey to reconcile with his brother. Alvin Straight ([[Performer~P22732~Richard Farnsworth~richardfarnsworth]]) is an ailing widower in his early 70's who lives in Laurens, Iowa with his daughter, Rose ([[Performer~P67043~Sissy Spacek~sissyspacek]]), who is mildly retarded and has a speech defect. Alvin...more

Other Critics

5.0

86 out of 100 Metascore®

Universal acclaim

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For Families

13

OK for kids 13+

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