This fact-based drama follows a 73-year-old man who embarks on a lengthy journey from Iowa to Wisconsin on his lawnmower to mend his relationship with his estranged brother, who has just suffered a heart attack, before it’s too late.
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A perfect minimalist masterpiece and the most unexpected match up between studio and filmmaker. Disney and Lynch. It sounds like a joke but its a beautiful final performance from Farnsworth and an amazingly muted style from Lynch.
If David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Wim Wenders all sat down and had a coffee & this coffee had a womb, this would be their lovechild.
A perfect, warm and loving road movie, filled with philosophical undertones, but ahead of everything else. Has values and truth that reassures you that maybe humanity is not all that doomed.
A simple story of a simple man on a not simple journey, Lynch's most transcendental film
We often underestimate the inspiring effect films of this kind can have on ourselves. But I am prepared to welcome kindly the warming message in this humbling tale, should you wish to look into it with a warming heart. The film connects at an emotional level simply because of the exceptional work of the late Richard Farnsworth, a fine actor who personifies like no other the pace and mood of this story.
I'm not sure why this is a Disney film. It's definitely as you can tell by the way it is shot a David Lynch film, surreal and dreamlike, but tells the true story of Alvin Straight, who embarked on a journey from Iowa to Wisconsin to make amends with his distant brother. Everyone is great in this film and there is something quite special about it. Unique and personal, a David Lynch masterpiece.