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David Lynch doing a Disney movie? You bet, and the result is incredible!
Slow burner but definitely has that Lynchian feel. Heartwarming, beautifully shot and well acted. Not my favourite Lynch film but definitely a good'en.
I really love David Lynch, however at this particular time of my life I'm more interested into social realism rather than surrealism and mysteries. That's why I am to state The Straight Story is my favourite movie of Lynch with this simple and touching story of an old man departing for his probably last journey in the life. This journey is not just an attempt to see his brother and reunite with him. This is also Straight's last life statement and challenge. He knows the life won't last and he decides to make a road-trip on a lawn-mower since he doesn't have driving license anymore. Lynch's movie is a rare example of his work based on the adapted screenplay. However, the way he pictures this journey is perfect. Alvin Straight possesses of tons of experiences, but he knows there is no way to utilize it anymore. It's a philosophical and beautiful picture of an old man whose life energy is waning, though his eyes are still young. I really love Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, but I would call The Straight Story my favourite movie Lynch. Twin Peaks doesn't count!
Lynch soobing your heart
One of the best road movies of all time. Truly one of Lynch finest films.
The Straight Story is anything but what you'd expect from David. It is a simple story, told in a simple way, without a lot to work with except Richie's performance, but man, does it hit you in the feels. I never thought that seeing a guy riding his lawnmower from one side of the frame to the other, while Angelo's amazing score is playing is enough to make me wanna curl up and hide my embarrassingly red eyes.
A truly heartwarming masterpiece. Though a simple consept the direction and acting is first class.
Couldn't finish it. It's so boring.
Good but a little slow.