#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – “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.
Plot: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle 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.
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Beautifully made film.
It’s a difficult one to describe. ‘The Straight Story’ features a very touching, true life, story about Alvin Straight. It’s a very simple premise but one that the film brings to life wonderfully. There’s a crap tonne of heart, alongside some brilliant cinematography and a top notch score.
Richard Farnsworth plays the role of Alvin expertly, it’s an outstanding performance from him. Credit also to Sissy Spacek, who makes an impact as Rose despite not really being in the film for all that long. Harry Dean Stanton (Lyle) makes an appearance, too.
It’s a slow burn but one that’s totally worth the 112 minute run time. What a great way to end the millennium for Disney’s live-action theatrical releases.
I want to thank you for your kindness to a stranger.
An absolute delight. From director David Lynch, The Straight Story finds the famous purveyor of the oblique on wonderfully mellow form. Story finds a superb Richard Farnsworth as Alvin Straight, an old boy long in the tooth who sets off across America on his lawn mower to visit his estranged brother. You see, he doesn’t have a driving licence, so lawn mower is the viable form of transport.
Lynch and writers John Roach & Mary Sweeney have offered up a wry and astute observation of Americana. The journey Alvin takes involves him meeting a number of eccentrics and confused souls, which pitches Alvin as our conduit to a rich view of the life we have – or will – live. Culminating in a finale that rewards anyone with an intelligent soul. The message is clear.
A beautiful film for the beautiful of heart. 9/10
This movie aimed for my heart and hit the bull’s eye
Who would have thought that a movie about a man who drives a couple hundreds of miles on his lawn mower to see his brother, could possibly be good cinema? I certainly didn’t. I thought I knew what to expect: one of the most boring experiences of my life. Well I was as wrong as I haven’t been wrong too often yet, because this is one of the best, most realistic and honest Hollywood films I’ve ever seen…
Giving a short resume of “The Straight Story” isn’t very difficult. It’s about an old and stubborn man who steps on his lawn mower and drives off to another state to pay his brother a visit when he hears that the man has had a severe stroke. That’s already special on itself, but what makes it even more special is the fact that he hasn’t seen his brother in ten years because of some stupid argument. In the meantime he has his share of bad luck and problems, but he also meets a lot of people whose lives he influences in one way or another with his philosophical approach to life. Despite all the difficulties he drives on for weeks, not knowing if he will reach his goal: seeing his brother again before it’s too late…
I can easily understand why there are people who don’t like this movie and that’s also the reason why I will not say that these people don’t have a heart or things like that… This movie hasn’t got any flashy action scenes, it is as slow as the lawn mower the man is driving on and no, you don’t have to watch it for the nice soundtrack either, because there isn’t any. But why should you watch it then? Well, the simple answer is the story. I haven’t seen such a touching movie with such a powerful story very often and the fact that this actually comes from Hollywood and – to make things even better – from the Disney Studio’s (that’s right, the same studios that overwhelm us with sugar sweet nonsense) makes it even more special. I’m not ashamed to admit that I had the tears in my eyes a couple of times while watching it, probably because the whole situation of not seeing someone for many years because of some stupid argument is all too realistic for me.
Some people will argue that the story is very shallow, but I really don’t agree with that. Perhaps it is because they only see that old man driving on his lawn mower and don’t want to think any further. If you look close enough than you’ll understand that this man is doing all this because he knows he has once been wrong, that only his pride stood in the way of seeing his brother again and that he wants everybody else to see that too, so they won’t make the same mistake. If that isn’t deep enough, how much deeper does a story have to go for you then?
I would also like to add that this movie really had it all. Some beautiful landscapes (finally an American movie that shows something else than the skyline of New York, Chicago or some other big city), some very fine acting by Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek,… and a very understandable way of telling despite the fact that this is a David Lynch movie. I know now that I was completely wrong by assuming that this movie wouldn’t be to my taste. It’s one of the very best movies I’ve seen in a long time. This movie aimed for my heart and hit the bull’s eye. I give it the full 10/10.
One of the Greatest Movies Ever
When I saw this movie, I was blown away. The script and acting are both excellent. It is filled with emotion. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek give breathtaking performances. One notable scene is where Alvin Learns that Lyle is very sick. He simply says “I gotta go see Lyle”. So simple and determined, great line. At the end, when Alvin finally gets to Lyle’s house, the look on his face will bring tears to your eyes. but the real tear-jerking scene is when they are sitting on Lyle’s porch, two brothers who haven’t seen each other for years, both very old now. Lyle looks at the lawnmower, and says “Did you ride that thing all the way here to see me?”. Alvin simply replies “I did, Lyle.”, then Lyle’s eyes start to fill with tears. What’s even more emotional is that this was Richard Farnsworth’s last movie before he died. He ended his career in the best scene of any movie he’s ever done. That is one of the most beautiful scenes in movie history. Only movie that has EVER made me cry, EVER. I recommend it to everyone. David Lynch is a genius
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director David Lynch
Writer John Roach, Mary Sweeney
Actors Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert
Country France, UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 39 nominations.
Production Company Le Studio Canal +, Channel Four Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Asymmetrical Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, CiBy 2000
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm