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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

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Adapted by Horton Foote from his own television play, A Trip to Bountiful is set in 1947 Houston. Forced by circumstances to live her loathsome son (John Heard) and daughter-in-law (Carlin Glynn), elderly Geraldine Page wants nothing more out of life than to return to her home town of Bountiful. Escaping from her family's clutches, Page boards a bus to Bountiful, where she makes the acquaintance of young Rebecca DeMornay. The two women immediately hit it off, and their trip is a most pleasant

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Apr 12, 2005

Nelson Entertainment

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In this small, sharply observed tale from Horton Foote, the great Geraldine Page plays an elderly widow, who longs to go back to her idyllic small-town roots; shapeless, the film is mostly a showcase for its actors.

December 31, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Revolves around the yearning an elderly woman has to visit the farmstead where she grew up and raised her own family.

September 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Geraldine Page is exquisite!
November 17, 2012
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Randy Tippy

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Geraldine Page proves why she was one of the preeminent actress of her time in this lovely, poignant film.
May 19, 2008
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jay nixon

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An enjoyable story about an old bag who decides to leave her unrewarding life to go back to the town where she grew up. The main issue is the fact that the town may no longer exist. Sentimental but sweet.
May 14, 2014
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