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3.7
149 Ratings

The Trip to Bountiful

Directed by Peter Masterson
United States, 1985
Drama

Synopsis

Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940’s Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as “home.”

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The Trip to Bountiful Directed by Peter Masterson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1986 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1986 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Independent Spirit Awards

1986 | 2 wins including: Best Female Lead

1986 | 2 nominations including: Best Feature

National Board of Review

1985 | Nominee: Top Ten Films

Writers Guild of America

1986 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Screen)

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