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The Straight Story 1999 123movies

The Straight Story 1999 123movies

A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way.Oct. 15, 1999112 Min.
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Watch: The Straight Story 1999 123movies, Full Movie Online – Seventy-three year old Alvin Straight is a simple living and stubborn man who lives on his social security. He needs to do things on his own terms. He is in failing health. Both his hips are shot, which requires him to use two canes to walk. He is diabetic. He has emphysema from years of smoking. And he has poor eyesight. Beyond the obvious maladies, he doesn’t tell his mentally disabled daughter Rose, who lives with him, of many of these issues. He learns that his brother Lyle Straight, from who he has been estranged for ten years, has just suffered a heart attack. Because of both his and Lyle’s mortality, Alvin wants to make peace with his brother before it’s too late, which means traveling from his home in the rural town of Laurens, Iowa to Lyle’s home in rural Mount Zion, Wisconsin. As with other issues in his life, he needs to make the trip on his own terms, which means on his own. As he doesn’t possess a driver’s license and since his eyesight is bad, he decides to make the trip driving his aged riding lawn mover towing a trailer which will carry his gear and double as his sleeping quarters. After one mis-start, he is on his way. On that trip, he affects and is affected by those he encounters. But he just hopes that he can finish the trip the way he started it, and before either he, Lyle or the lawn mower give out for good..
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.

Review By: r96sk

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

Review By: John Chard
A thoughtful film for thoughtful viewers.
Perhaps more than many films, this one is not for everyone. For some folks the idea of slowing down, reflecting and allowing things to happen in their own time is a good description of their personal hell. For others an approach like this speaks to some deep part of themselves they know exists, some part they long for contact with.

I suppose it’s a function of where I am in my own life these days, but I count myself in the camp of the latter group. I found the meditative pace of this film almost hypnotic, gently guiding me into some realm almost mythological. This is indeed a journey story, a rich portrayal of the distance many of us must travel if we are to come full circle at the end of our days.

Much as been written of Mr Farnsworth’s presentation of Alvin Straight, though I’m not sure there are words to express the exquisite balance of bemused sadness and wise innocence he conjured for us. Knowing now that he was indeed coming to terms with his own mortality as he sat on that tractor seat makes me wish I had had the opportunity to spend time with him before his departure. I hope he had a small glimmer of the satisfaction and truth he had brought to so many people, not just for “acting” but for sharing his absolute humanity with such brutal honesty.

Given the realities of production economics, I’m not sure full credit has been given Mr Lynch for the courage he showed in allowing the story to develop so slowly. An outsider to film production, I nonetheless understand there are few areas of modern life where the expression “time is money” is so accurately descriptive. Going deep into our hearts is not an adventure that can be rushed, and to his credit Mr Lynch seems to have understood that he was not simply telling a story–he was inviting his viewers to spend some time with their own mortality. No simple task, that.

If you’d like to experience the power of film to take introduce you to some precious part of yourself, you could do worse than spending a couple of hours with The Straight Story. And then giving yourself some time for the next little while simply listening to its echoes in the small hours of the night.

Review By: WLFBoulder
Bond of Brothers
The Straight Story is a movie that’s different from most I’ve seen.

A man who’s lived an aged life tries to enjoy every second to the fullest until the grave. After going to the doctor after one too many falls, though, he realizes his own mortality and the great impact it will have on those closest to him. As his life is slowly changing, he gets a call from his estranged brother, who’s just suffered a stroke.

People face numerous challenges throughout their lives. Some are overcome independently and some are even lifelong. Going across states while you can barely walk is one thing; driving across in a lawnmower is another. After facing turbulent weather, lonesome strangers and making unexpected friends along the way, this entire journey is a final reflection.

Life is certainly short. It’s best to make peace while we still can.

Review By: AbhiMathews

Other Information:

Original Title The Straight Story
Release Date 1999-10-15
Release Year 1999

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Budget 10000000
Revenue 6203044
Status Released
Rated G
Genre Biography, Drama
Director David Lynch
Writer John Roach, Mary Sweeney
Actors Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz
Country United Kingdom, France, United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 40 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

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

The Straight Story 1999 123movies
The Straight Story 1999 123movies
The Straight Story 1999 123movies
The Straight Story 1999 123movies
The Straight Story 1999 123movies
The Straight Story 1999 123movies
The Straight Story 1999 123movies
Original title The Straight Story
TMDb Rating 7.741 1,232 votes

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