Straight Story

Theatrical Release: October 15, 1999
Straight Story
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Synopsis

True story of Alvin Straight’s patient odyssey from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin to visit an estranged brother. Unable to drive and with no other option open to him, Alvin was forced to make the journey on a lawn mover. He encountered a number of strangers, from a teenage runaway to a fellow WWII veteran. By sharing his life’s earned wisdom Alvin had a profound impact on these people.

Dove Review

Content Description

A few expletives, one God D---, and one misuse of Jesus name; many of the main characters smoke; occasional beer drinking; the lead drinks a beer himself, but the film explains why many people use alcohol as a crutch. Although the film contains several positive messages, we are unable to recommend it due to the misuse of God’s name. Why are there two profanities spoken in a G-rated movie?! How did the MPAA allow this infraction of its own rules? Please let the studio and the Motion Picture Association of America know that you are offended by this irreverence toward God and Christ. (Walt Disney Companies – 818-560-1000. MPAA – 818-995-6600).

Info

Company: Disney
Writer: John Roach and Mary Sweeney
Director: David Lynch
Producer: Mary Sweeney and Neal Edelstein
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 111 min.
Industry Rating: G