The Straight Story 09/21/21
He’s not your typical David Lynch protagonist… Alvin Straight is a well-adjusted old Iowan with the same kinds of regrets that most people have. Taken from a true story, Alvin can’t drive and hasn’t much money, and he undertakes an eccentric Odyssey that in different circumstances might get him committed. But there’s the rub — his ‘impossible’ 5 mph trek across Iowa becomes a voyage of affirmation. Lynch is no cheater: we may expect bloody disaster but he instead gives us a statement about common decency and goodwill from his own Midwestern roots. This one movie will lower your blood pressure by 10 points. With Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, James Cada and Barbara Robertson. On Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].